The Turtle of Oman

Naomi Shihab Nye (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
May 03, 2016
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062019783

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About the Author

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Novel and Sitti's Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world, including in Muscat, Oman. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Reviews

"Magical . . .Will deeply touch young readers who have also moved between countries--and it will enlighten their new friends."--Booklist
"Nye's elegant but accessible tale--a love letter to Oman, a touching portrayal of a boy and his grandfather, and a poignant look at how we experience change--is deeply moving."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Nye's story about the special bond between a boy and his grandfather and their mutual love for their country is somehow both quiet and exhilarating."--Horn Book (starred review)
"A warm and humorous peek at the profound and mundane details of moving from one country to another--a perfect pick for kids on the move."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)