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Mysterious Traveller

Written by Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham

Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

Mysterious Traveller Synopsis

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...

Mysterious Traveller Press Reviews

Both prose and artwork come together to produce a stunning book which, regardless of being set in a distant land, tells many a universal truth to be enjoyed by young readers and adults alike * Inis * blends an excellent sense of setting and a rich understanding of characterisation -- Robert Dunbar * Irish Times * Stylish, evocative, poignant * Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406354522
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Illustrator: P. J. Lynch
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham

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, ...

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