The Turtle of Oman
By Naomi Shihab Nye
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This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. It tells the story of Aref Al-Amri, who must say good-bye
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8-12 years
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The Turtle of Oman
9780062337610
26 August 2014
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320
830.0 KB
8-12 years (8-12)
EN
Children's Fiction
Children/juvenile

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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.

Author Biography

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.