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Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"This first novel is, on several counts, one of the most exciting YA books to appear recently. Staples is so steeped in her story and its Pakistani setting that the use of a first-person voice for a desert child rings authentic--the voice is clear, consistent, and convincing. Shabanu and her sister are to marry brothers as soon as they all come of age. But she will eventually lose her betrothed and be promised to a wealthy landowner to settle a feud. The richness and tragedy of a whole culture are reflected in the fate of this girl's family. Through an involving plot Staples has given readers insight into lives totally different from their own, but into emotions resoundingly familiar."--(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.

Synopsis:

Set against the backdrop of desert life in present-day Pakistan, this book offers a passionate and deeply personal portrait of a young girl's struggle for identity in a culture that forbids even token expressions of independence by women. 1990 Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults; A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "Horn Book" Fanfare Honor Book; IRA Teachers' Choice.

Synopsis:

Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, shes been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything shes dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her familys honoror listen to the stirrings of her own heart?

About the Author

Suzanne Fisher Staples is the award-winning author whose novels for young adults include Haveli, the sequel to Shabanu; Dangerous Skies; and Shivas Fire. Before writing books, she worked for many years as a UPI correspondent in Asia, with stints in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679810308
Subtitle:
Daughter of the Wind
Author:
Staples, Suzanne Fisher
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Pakistan
Subject:
Sex role -- Fiction.
Subject:
Cholistan Desert
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Sprinter ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Borzoi sprinters
Series Volume:
no. 65
Publication Date:
1991
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.90x4.17x.70 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Set against the backdrop of desert life in present-day Pakistan, this book offers a passionate and deeply personal portrait of a young girl's struggle for identity in a culture that forbids even token expressions of independence by women. 1990 Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults; A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "Horn Book" Fanfare Honor Book; IRA Teachers' Choice.
"Synopsis" by , Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, shes been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything shes dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her familys honoror listen to the stirrings of her own heart?
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