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A moving and beautifully researched story about camels, lost princesses and the strength of wisdom and knowledge, stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch. This is the second tale in a trilogy from acclaimed storytellers Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. This one begins with a disgruntled camel, desperately trying to protect a little baby from a violent desert storm whipping up all around him. He is rescued by Issa - the desert guide - who takes the child in, naming her Mariama. She becomes Issa's family and, as he begins to lose his sight, his eyes. Many years later, a mysterious stranger arrives at their doorstep, a stranger who will change both their lives for ever...
|Publication date:||1st May 2014|
|Author:||Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham|
|Illustrator:||P. J. Lynch|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Exmouth, Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. Elspeth and Mal also wrote the award-winning Cloud Tea Monkeys, while Mal is the author of teenage novels Keeper and The Penalty and, for older readers, Exposure, Carnegie Medal-winning Tamar and Life: An Exploded Diagram. P.J. Lynch grew up in Belfast and has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal, ...More About Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham