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Under The Persimmon Tree

Author: Staples, Suzanne Fisher

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$17.00
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Stock:14

Overview:

Under The Persimmon Tree : Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means 'star,' suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her mother and newborn brother are killed in an air raid. An American woman, Elaine, whose Islamic name is Nusrat, is also on her own. She waits out the war in Peshawar, Pakistan, teaching refugee children under the persimmon tree in her garden while her Afghan doctor husband runs a clinic in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Najmah's father had always assured her that the stars would take care of her, just as Nusrat's husband had promised that they would tell Nusrat where he was and that he was safe. As the two look to the skies for answers, their fates entwine. Najmah, seeking refuge and hoping to find her father and brother, begins the perilous journey through the mountains to cross the border into Pakistan. And Nusrat's persimmon-tree school awaits Najmah's arrival. Together, they both seek their way home.


Category   Subject
Tweens Fiction   Historical Fiction

ISBN 13:9780374380250
ISBN 10:0374380252
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:275
Size:8.30" l x 5.60" w x 1.20" h
Ages: 8 - 12
Grade Lvl: Non-Classifiable