Mysterious Traveler

Mysterious Traveler

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Desert guide Issa finds the baby girl Mariama after a sandstorm, and raises her as his own daughter--until a young man and his protectors come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763662325
Branch Call Number: J FICTION PEET MAL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lynch, Patrick James
Graham, Elspeth


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Three travelers come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains. What will this mean for the blind desert guide, Issa, and for Mariama – the girl who had been found in a basket during a swirling sandstorm as a baby and Issa had raised as his own child.

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Mar 22, 2017

Beautifully illustrated interesting story.
It took me less than an hour to read.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Can a blind desert guide and his adopted granddaughter find and save three lost travelers in the face of a coming sand storm? Stunning art captures the beauty and vastness of the Sahara.

Feb 20, 2014

An illustrated old-fashioned tale that would make a great classroom or bedtime read-aloud for kids as young as six and an intriguing quick read for kids as old as eleven. It's about a man who guides travelers through the desert. I won't spoil the plot, but I will tell you it took me less than an hour to read and it was time well spent.


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Mar 22, 2017

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