Zahara's Rose

Zahara's Rose

by Libby Hathorn, Doris Unger
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Multi-award winning Australian author Libby Hathorn's latest book.

What will happen when Zahara reaches the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and tries to see the Queen? With a cart full of plants and the straggly weed her father calls The Flower of Heaven, she and her mother and grandmother pass through the Ishtar Gates on the way to the marvelLous Hanging Gardens, built

See more details below

  • Checkmark Kids' Club Eligible  Shop Now

Overview

Multi-award winning Australian author Libby Hathorn's latest book.

What will happen when Zahara reaches the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and tries to see the Queen? With a cart full of plants and the straggly weed her father calls The Flower of Heaven, she and her mother and grandmother pass through the Ishtar Gates on the way to the marvelLous Hanging Gardens, built by King Nebuchadnezzar for his Queen, Amyritis. But a guard refuses entry for Zahara and laughs at the Flower of Heaven...

Libby Hathorn has told a gentle, celebratory tale, illuminated by the evocative illustrations of Doris Unger.

Editorial Reviews

Jackie Hosking
What I loved about Zahara's Rose was the reminder that, something now so common to us, must have seemed exquisite when first discovered. Libby describes the perfume as the perfume of paradise, honey, musk, cinnamon. Only sweeter. The Flower of Heaven. And yet, now we take this flower for granted. Let's hope, that when our children of today hear Zahara's story, they will remember to stop and smell the roses.
Anatasia Gonis
The setting for this beautifully illustrated book is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon that overlook the Euphrates River, created by King Nebuchadnezzar for his new bride, Queen Amyritis, to alleviate any longing for her homeland, Persia. This delicate story on the birth of beauty is illustrated in both soft and vibrant watercolour, with pages and cover framed in attractive borders.
Sharon Greenaway
This historically-based story is set in the area once called Babylon, but is now Iraq. Clever end papers display coloured maps of the Middle East as it was when the story is set and now. The story is about Zahara's journey with her family to the palace of Babylon in order to deliver plants, including a very special Flower of Heaven plant (the rose) to the Queen of Babylon.
Angela Hall
An appealing story which touches the heart, Libby Hathorn’s Zahara’s Rose is sweet and real and awakens you to a different kind of life where things are simpler but social issues are the same. The three generations of women travelling together is a nice touch for me, and the incorporation of physical prejudices makes it a good book for children who experience them, as well as others who are learning about accepting diversity in all forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921479236
Publisher:
IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd)
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Pages:
38
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >