Sheikha Maryam signs the cover of her book for the audience.
Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
Emirati author Sheikha Maryam Saqr Al Qasimi has captivated the visitors of the 38th Sharjah International Book Fair during her book signing ceremony. Her latest children’s book is entitled ‘The Innkeeper.’
Audiences of all age groups were dazzled by her kindness and had great interaction with her throughout the book signing session, and praised her efforts and dedication in enlightening children in the UAE.
‘The Innkeeper’ is full of attractive colourful illustrations about the tale of a kind innkeeper who cares about his village and its people and spreads tolerance among them to work together in decorating the special tree of their village.
The book’s message is that cooperation and tolerance are the key to achieving prosperity, and if people come together and work towards a common goal the results could be extraordinary.
Moreover, the book is aimed to help children understand the importance of cooperation and tolerance, generating the sense of teamwork in young readers as well as the overall society.
While over two million visitors graced the fair, the last eleven days saw the power of the written word rise to glorious heights. Specifically, in the very year that Sharjah is the Book Capital of the World.
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