A multifaith exploration into special ceremonies held by the six major world religions to mark the end of a person's life. Previously published by Hodder Wayland as CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS: LIFE'S END', this edition has been simplified and updated to suit KS1 and KS2 readers age 6-9 years. Children can discover information such as what sort of clothes Muslims are buried in, why Jewish people stay at home after a family member has died and why special food is shared at a Sikh funeral. 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 beliefs and practices expressed through the special ceremonies of the six major world religions and is essential for any classroom or library.
Cath Senker is an experienced writer and editor of children's information books.