Author: Florence H. Parry; Ted Lewin (illustrator)
Publisher: HarperTrophy (April 25, 1995)
Pages: 32 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
As young Ahmed delivers butane gas to customers all over the city of Cairo, he thinks, I have a secret. All day long, as he maneuvers his donkey cart through streets, down alleys, and past buildings, Ahmed keeps his secret safe inside. It is so special that he can only reveal it to his family at the end of the day. An ALA Notable Book. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Full-color illustrations.
As Ahmed delivers bottles of propane gas, he treasures a special secret he can't wait to share with his family. "Skillfully, the authors use the secret to sustain suspense...and to highlight the significance of Ahmed's poignant joy in his accomplishment....A handsome, affectionate book."--Kirkus Reviews.
Age Group: 1st Grade to 4th Grade