Previously published by Hodder Wayland as CEREMONIES AND CELEBRATIONS: PILGRIMAGES AND JOURNEYS, this edition has been simplified and updated to suit KS1 and KS2 readers age 6-9 years. Children can discover information such as why certain rivers are special to Hindus, why Jews visit the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and why Buddhists like to visit special places during Wesak. 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.