Journey Beyond the Great Tree

Journey Beyond the Great Tree

by Adnan Ashraf
Journey Beyond the Great Tree

Journey Beyond the Great Tree

by Adnan Ashraf

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When a south Florida blight threatens to kill the fantastic orange tree that supplies her father's juice company with fruit, Safa Farooq begins climbing the tree, in search of answers. On its high branches, she meets friendly, good creatures and wicked beings as well as a mentor who teaches her to recite the Quran and evade invisible enemies in her quest for a cure. Will Safa save Mr. Farooq's Organic Orange Juice, or will she get lost, forever, among the branches of the towering, great tree? Find out and learn the lessons that could help Safa and company on their journey of knowledge and remembrance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986376177
Publisher: Zaynab Books LLC
Publication date: 03/19/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Adnan Ashraf was born in Northampton, England and spent most of his childhood in suburban Ohio, where he learned how to type and first began writing fiction. His first typed-up story was "The Adventures of Gatrare Hockachowits and Elvittsburgh Borg." At age 12, he then moved to Karachi for a time before graduating from high school in Florida. He studied fiction writing at Bennington College, and the City College of New York, and much later at the University of East Anglia in London, and the Center for Literature and Theatre in Miami. He won the New York University Press prize for hyperfiction with The Straight Path (1999), which juror Stuart Moulthrop described as "a compelling and brilliantly elaborated story of spiritual awakening." Subsequently, he taught English in Jeddah, Lahore, Fremont, and Amman whilst he learned sacred knowledge from traditional scholars, which he continues to do. His essay "A Vehicle for the Sacred," about the near eastern novels of Pickthall, was published by Brill in 2017. Journey Beyond the Great Tree is his first middle grade novel.

Table of Contents

One: Monday Morning 1

Two: The Rising Pool 9

Three: Daifa, the Gray-haired Lady 23

Four: The Squirrels' Solution 33

Five: Greeda's Story 39

Six: While Safa Was Riding Home 49

Seven: The Little Bird 51

Eight: Shajarah 57

Nine: Greeda's Plan 63

Ten: The Wise Spider 67

Eleven: The Winged Horse 75

Twelve: The Gentle Pelican 81

Thirteen: The Branch Bicycle 93

Fourteen: Bubble 103

Fifteen: Descent 119

Sixteen: The Cloak Factory 129

Seventeen: Teeth 137

Eighteen: The Amazing Oud 145


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