Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

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Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen, Bahija Lovejoy

In an ancient Arab nation, one woman dares to be different.Buran cannot — Buran will not-sit quietly at home and wait to be married to the man her father chooses. Determined to use her skills and earn a fortune, she instead disguises herself as a boy and travels by camel caravan to a distant city. There, she maintains her masculine disguise and establishes a successful business. The city's crown prince comes often to her shop, and soon Buran finds herself falling in love. But if she reveals to Mahmud that she is a woman, she will lose everything she has worked for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688135638
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/1994
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 176,585
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 14 Years

About the Author

Barbara Cohen (1932-1992) was the author of several acclaimed picture books and novels for young readers, including The Carp in the Bathtub, Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, Thank You, Jackie Robinson, and King of the Seventh Grade.

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Seven Daughters and Seven Sons 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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grisaille More than 1 year ago
I first read Cohen's book when I was in junior high, and *loved* it. It fell out of print shortly thereafter, and I'm so glad to finally have a copy. Buran is a great character, full of strength and determination and wit, but also doubt. I like her family, too, who are frightened but supportive of her unorthodox strategy to provide for them. I hope more such Middle Eastern fables are retold and made available to people outside that region.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this a long time ago when I was much younger. As I grew up in Iran, I found it to be powerful beyond my young mind. It is a great story of independence, bravery, the power of a true heart and the tale of faith. Even though this book describes the ancient times, it has lessons that can be truly used throughout time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book. I just read it in two days. And today I finished it. The lesson of the story is through hard work and determination, you can do anything you set your mind too. Also Buran tought people that women can do just as much as a man. In the end she got both things she wanted. Her true love and wealth for her family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. I thought it a good romance book. And i loved the surprise ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It's about a girl that dresses up as a man and goes to a big city to make money. She gets really rich, but by then she has already fallen in love with the prince, but he thinks she's a man. She fleas and goes back to her home. He finds her though, and the ending in really romantic. It's great! It's not just a love story, it's the story of a girl who tells the whole world that she can do just as much as a man can.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is so well written, it kept me reading till the end (which is a really good ending by the way). I love Arabian syle stories, I wish there were more out there for teens to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was excellent. From the first day I read it, I still couldn't put it down.It was an inspirational story filled with courage, love, and sweet, juicy, REVENGE! All will love and apppreciate this novel, it shows how with sheer determination and will, you can do anything anyone can!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked up this book I didn't expect anything remarkable, but it is such a good book and a favorite of mine. You wouldn't expect a girl in the Middle East to have power and everybody being all right about it. It's also a good book about exacting revenge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brings the ancient times and tales to life for me. It is a wonderful story with a good plot, interesting twists, and a good ending. I love the character, Buran, because unlike most characters these days she's full of qualities that count, and has a sharp and witty personality that really appeals to just about anyone. My sister and I have read this soooooo much that we need a new one
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book ROX! If u can read it, do! I don't say to many books are my favorite, but this one is. It is a book about the courage of one girl to take her destiny into her own hands. She travels to another city to become rich to help her family. I don't want to spoil your fun by telling you the ending (I know that sounds like everyone else, but its sooooo true!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows gilrs that you can do anyting you put your mind to and that whatever boys can do girls can do just as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buran is the 4th daughter of a poor merchant. She has 6 sisters, who need dowries for marriages,and no brothers to help provide. On the other hand, her wealthy uncle has 7 sons, who all plan to travel the country making their own fortunes. When Bulan's father offers her hand in marriage to her eldest cousin, Hassan, Hassan refuses the proposal, saying that Bulan is the ugliest of all her sisters, and comes from a poor family beneath his status. Bulan, the cleverest, and most intelligent of the 7 daughters, comes up with an idea. She will expand her father's business, and increse his fortune 10 fold...the only problem with this is that Bulan will be in a far away country, disguised as a boy. Though at first skeptical, Bulan's father finally relents and lets her leave, in boys clothing. As Bulan travels she becomes acquainted with a rich business man, who shows her how to run a sucessful business. After being in the rich man's company Bulan comes up with a product that just may sell, and increse her family's fortune. But, just when Bulan thinks that all of her problems are solved, she meets someone who makes her question whether being a boy has more advantages than a girl. Seven Daughters, Seven Sons is a retold folktale, mixed with romance, adventure, sweet revenge, and a happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a realy good book. Highly recommended to non fiction book lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is one of the best books ever. It is something about this book that spook to me. Although I knew what happened at the end of the book I couldn't put it down. If you are looking for a book about love, courage, honor, and adventure you must read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would definitely reccommend this book. It was exciting and suspenseful. If you are looking for a good book to read you should choose this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, because it showed how one girl change the fate of her poor family. It also showed that not all of the fathers from this area of the world are cruel and forcing their daughters into arranged marriages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like Shaherazad, Buran is a woman of exceeding cleverness. If you are a young person with a need for traditional tales and arabian wit or just an oldster like me, who enjoys a good tale of love and the importance of being one's self, I would recommend this book to you. It is a wonderful book to read aloud. Nonsensationalistic and just good story telling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was NOT 'highly romantic' nor 'riveting' as the reviews imply. This book was a HUGE disappointment!