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The Turtle of Oman
By Peter Ganim (narrator) and Naomi Shihab Nye
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date September 12, 2014
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781483005829
ISBN-10 1483005828
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $25.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: [Childrens Fiction (Ages 10-12)]
[Read by Peter Ganim]

In this brief novel, told in short chapters by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye, Aref Al-Amri says good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is Naomi Shihab Nye's first novel set in the Middle East since her acclaimed Habibi.

Aref Al-Amri does not want to leave Oman. He does not want to leave his elementary school, his friends, or his beloved grandfather, Siddi. He does not want to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his parents will go to graduate school. His mother is desperate for him to pack his suitcase - but he refuses. Finally, she calls Siddi for help. But rather than pack, Aref and Siddi go on a series of adventures. They visit the camp of a thousand stars deep in the desert, they sleep on Siddi's roof, they fish in the Gulf of Oman and dream about going to India, they travel to the nature reserve to watch the sea turtles. At each stop, Siddi finds a small stone that he later slips into Aref's suitcase - mementos of home.

This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. Naomi Shihab Nye's warmth, attention to detail, and belief in the power of empathy and connection shines from every page.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780062019783
 
With Betsy Peterschmidt (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Greenwillow (May 3, 2016)
9780062019783 | details & prices | 313 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.99
This edition also contains The Turtle of Oman, The Turtle of Oman
About: Praised by the Horn Book as “both quiet and exhilarating,” this novel by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye follows Aref Al-Amri as he says goodbye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781483005829
 
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 12, 2014)
9781483005829 | details & prices | 4.50 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $25.99
About: [Childrens Fiction (Ages 10-12)] [Read by Peter Ganim] In this brief novel, told in short chapters by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye, Aref Al-Amri says good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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