Rumi–Poet of Joy and Love

Even the greatest poet was once a child. And so it was with Rumi.

When he was young he was enchanted by birds and books. He later became a scholar, but it was the loss of his best friend, Shams, that inspired Rumi to his most important realization: Love is in us and everywhere.

This picture book biography celebrates the childhood, life, and teachings of the most renowned poet of all time through a simple, heartfelt narrative and ornamental and vibrant illustrations inspired by 13th century Persian art. Written and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh, an award-winning Iranian-American artist born in Iran and living today in Washington, D.C.

A beautifully rendered biography that will spur readers to contemplate themes of love and connection.

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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