The Turtle of Oman

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.43
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
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 an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared widely. She edited the ALA Notable international poetry collection, This Same Sky, and The Tree Is Older Than You Are: Poems and Paintings from Mexico, as well as The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East. Her books of poems include Fuel, Red Suitcase, and Words Under the Words. A Guggenheim fellow, she is also the author of the young adult novel Habibi, which was named an ALA Notable Book, a Best Book for Young Adults, and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award as well as the Book Publishers of Texas award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Naomi lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Michael, and their son, Madison.

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)