Previously published by Hodder Wayland as CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS: GROWING UP. This edition has been simplified and updated to suit KS1 and KS2 readers age 6-9 years. Children can discover information such as why Hindu boys wear a sacred thread at their initiation ceremony, how Jewish boys and girls celebrate coming of age and how Christians welcome young people into their faith. The book includes child's-eye accounts of some of these events as well as extracts from ancient religious texts to demonstrate their origins. It provides a fascinating insight into the special ceremonies of the six major world religions and is essential for any classroom or library.
Polly Goodman is an experienced writer and editor of children's information books, with over ten year's experience in educational publishing.