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Alphabet of Dreams
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Ancient Persia is a wondrous land filled with Kings, Magi, palaces, and more for those of noble birth. For many others, life is a difficult journey. Rarely do the nobles know what it is like to be without priviledge. Mitra and Babak find themselves in that world when their family is exiled after their father is killed in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the King. Disguised as a boy, Mitra cares for her little brother as they live on the street trying to pull together enough to be reunited with family. During these difficult times, Babak begins to dream about others and this gift is soon sought after by others when a dream comes true for a merchant. Trusting the wisdom of an older woman, Mitra and Babak find themselves under the power of a Magus who needs Babak's gift. The journey is dangerous, trust is limited to a very few, and each day becomes more complex as Mitra must protect not only their true identity but also the fact she is a girl. A wonderous tale rich in story and language.
Date read: 4/26/2011
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