The Blue Pool of Questions
by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat (Author), Hassan Manasrah (Illustrator)
"I love this book with all my heart."
—Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People's Poet Laureate, 2019-2021
Be curious, always ask questions, dive into the blue pool.
A man who doesn’t quite fit in arrives in a city full of busy people who don’t have much time for him. One day, he asks so many questions that they form a giant pool in the middle of the city. Eventually, the man gathers up the courage to dive into the pool looking for answers, but what will he find? The Blue Pool of Questions underscores the importance of curiosity, the necessity of asking questions, and the courage required to break free from the status quo.
Reading age: 6-9 years
"Manasrah’s richly multilayered illustrations mesh gracefully with Abu-Alhayyat's abstract writing in a haunting meditation on one man’s search for belonging and meaning.”―Publishers Weekly
“Deliciously confounding and deeply moving, this book is a work of art in pictures and words for adults and children alike.”―Kirkus Reviews
''Maya Abu-Alhayyat's haunting, evocative text and Hassan Manasrah's exquisitely gorgeous art combine to make a book worth holding very close. Give it to all your friends, big and little
I love this book with all my heart.'' Naomi Shihab Nye, poet & children's book author|''Maya Abu-Alhayyat's haunting, evocative text and Hassan Manasrah's exquisitely gorgeous art combine to make a book worth holding very close. Give it to all your friends, big and little. I love this book with all my heart. ―Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People's Poet Laureate, 2019-2021
About the Author
Maya Abu-Alhayyat is an award-winning Palestinian novelist, poet and children’s book writer. Since 2013 Maya has worked as the director of the Palestinian Writing Workshop in Birzeit. She currently lives in Jerusalem with her husband and children.
Hassan Manasrah is a visual artist, illustrator, and comic creator. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as assistant art director for the animated cartoon series Pink Panther & Pals. Since 2010, he has illustrated 25 children books. He splits his time between Amman, Jordan & Doha, Qatar.
· Publisher : Penny Candy Books, 2017
· Language : English and Arabic
· Paperback : 40 pages
· ISBN-13 : 978-0998799902
· Grade level : Kindergarten - 3