Under the Persimmon Tree
By (author) Suzanne Fisher Staples
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Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Book DescriptionAn outstanding novel exploring the relationship between a young American woman and a refugee girl. Northern Afghanistan, 2001. When the Taliban takes her brother and father to be soldiers and the bombing of her tiny village kills her mother and baby brother, Najmah makes a dangerous journey over the mountains to Pakistan. Here she meets Elaine, an American woman waiting for her doctor husband to return from the front. Najmah joins Elaine's refugee school under the persimmon tree, until, sure that both their families are dead, Elaine tries to persuade her to go to America. But when Najmah's brother arrives at the school, still alive, she bravely decides to return with him to the village of their birth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780744555974
(197mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suzanne Fisher Staples
Daughter of the Wind, Paperback (July 2016)
Twelve-year-old Shabanu lives in the desert in Pakistan. She is already engaged but dreams of independence, and after tragedy strikes, she must choose which path to take.
Under the Same Stars, Paperback (February 2016)
A young woman must choose between family, tradition and an unexpected love in this gripping novel set in Pakistan.
House of Djinn, Paperback / softback (September 2012)
A compelling conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Newbery Honor Book"Shabanu" and continued in "Haveli, The House of Djinn" explores the delicatebalance between freedom and tradition in modern-day Pakistan.
Shabanu, Paperback / softback (September 2012)» View all books by Suzanne Fisher Staples
This selection is the Newbery Honor-winning story of a Muslim girl whose life as a nomad is both exhilarating and cruel. An ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults.
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Author Biography - Suzanne Fisher Staples
Suzanne Fisher Staples is a former United Press International news reporter who has worked in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. She is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers set in south Asia and the Middle East, including Shiva's Fire and The Green Dog. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.
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