Shadow Spinner (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Susan Fletcher
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Marjan, a 13-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan's harem in ancient Persia, she gathers for Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen's life.
This is more than just another account of Shahrazad's legend; Marjan learns her own life story and strengths. She is a wounded child, physically and spiritually, and her experiences in the harem and with Shahrazad and her search for the missing tale help Marjan heal. Each chapter begins with "Lessons for Life and Storytelling," which are echoed in that chapter. Marjan grows stronger as she learns each new life lesson. As the story progresses, the reader becomes more invested in the fate of Marjan and, consequently, the fate of Shahrazad and all young women and girls in the sultanate. Well written and engaging, young readers will enjoy this tale and perhaps may even take some of the "Lessons for Life and Storytelling" for themselves.
VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Broad general YA appeal, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8).
- Turtleback Books
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- Edition description:
- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
- Product dimensions:
- (w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon's Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, and Sign of the Dove, as well as the award-winning Shadow Spinner and Walk Across the Sea. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon.
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This book is a little bit off track in the type of books that I usually read, but I had to make an exception with this one. This books is a parallel book to 'Arabian Nights' which has to do with the real person that helped the queen get her stories to tell the murderess sultan that kept the kingdom and her self safe, one night at a time..
Lot's of adventure, and fun. When I read this book it seemed too take me into the story itself. The author is very descriptive, and knows how to keep a reader on their toes. If you've read the Arabian nights and you liked it than book is for you. I can't really tell alot about the book because than I'd have to explain everything and then you wouldn't have to read it. All I can say is that it is about a girl with a broken leg that tells half of a story to the Sultan's wife. But when she needs the rest of the story to tell, she needs to get out of he Palace and find the storyteller that told her that story. If you started reading the book you ought to finish it, because the best part of the book is there, in the end.
I like this book because I like lisoning to stories and telling them and in this book its about a little girl who role model is a story teller.