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The Shadows of Ghadames

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IN THE LIBYAN CITY of Ghadames, Malika watches her merchant father depart on one of his caravan expeditions. She too yearns to travel to distant cities, and longs to learn to read like her younger brother. But nearly 12 years old, and soon to be of marriagable age, Malika knows that—like all Muslim women—she must be content with a more secluded, more limited life. Then one night a stranger enters her home . . . someone who disrupts the traditional order of things—and who affects Malika in unexpected ways.

“I was enchanted by this story of a brave Berber girl who dares to dream and its filigree of details about harem life, ancient trade routes, goddesses and healers. The real beauty of The Shadows of Ghadames is that it transcends the exotic to explore universal truths about the condition of being human.”—Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of Newbery Honor Book,

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Synopsis:

“Stolz invigorates her tale with elegant prose and a deft portrayal of a girl verging on adolescence. The vivid backdrop is intoxicating, but the story’s universal concerns will touch readers most.”

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Synopsis:

At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of Muslim women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

About the Author

Joëlle Stolz is a French journalist based in Vienna, where she reports for Le Monde and Radio France Internationale. The Shadows of Ghadames is her first children’s novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307490780
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Religious - Other
Author:
Stolz, Joelle
Author:
Temerson, Catherine
Author:
Stolz, Joëlle
Subject:
Religious - Other
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Religious
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
History
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060214
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
3-7
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Age Level:
8-12

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Product details 128 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307490780 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “Stolz invigorates her tale with elegant prose and a deft portrayal of a girl verging on adolescence. The vivid backdrop is intoxicating, but the story’s universal concerns will touch readers most.”

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"Synopsis" by , At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of Muslim women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
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