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The Turtle of Oman

Author: Nye, Naomi Shihab

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Format:Paperback
List Price:$6.99
Our Price:$2.69 (62% OFF) USD
Stock:128

Overview:

The Turtle of Oman : Aref does not want to leave Oman. He does not want to leave his elementary school, his friends, or his beloved grandfather, Sidi. He does not want to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his parents will go to graduate school. His mother is desperate for him to pack his suitcase - but he refuses. Finally, she calls Sidi for help. But rather than pack, Aref and Sidi go on a series of adventures. They visit the camp of a thousand stars deep in the desert, they sleep on Sidi's roof, they fish in the Gulf of Oman and dream about going to India, they travel to the nature reserve to watch the sea turtles. At each stop, Sidi finds a small stone that he later slips into Aref's suitcase - mementos of home.

This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration.


Category   Subject
Tweens Fiction   Social Situations

ISBN 13:9780062019783
ISBN 10:0062019783
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:313
Size:7.69" l x 5.08" w x 0.76" h
Ages: 8 - 12
Grade Lvl:

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