The Turtle of Oman

The Turtle of Oman

A Novel

Book - 2014
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When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062019721
Branch Call Number: J FICTION NYE NAOMI
Characteristics: 299 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Peterschmidt, Betsy
Alternative Title: Turtle of Oman


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Aref is unhappy about moving to Michigan for 3 years, and he has only one week to pack his suitcase before they fly to America. Instead he packs in every possible adventure with his grandfather Sidi before he leaves, including traveling in the desert by jeep and exploring the gulf by boat.

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A boy has to leave his home and move to a new country. His grandfather takes him on a trip in his home country that makes it easier to let go. The images in this book stay with you. It's hopeful and sad and funny and uplifting.
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