Shadow Spinner

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About The Book

Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan's story begins....
It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories -- ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more surprising story than she ever could have imagined.

About The Author

Photo by Robby Lozano, Ten23 Photography

Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of Journey of the Pale Bear; as well as the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s MilkFlight of the Dragon KynSign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely; and the award-winning Alphabet of DreamsShadow SpinnerWalk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Bryan, Texas. Visit her at Susan Fletcher.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 2011)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442446816
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14

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Awards and Honors

  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • ABA Pick of the Lists
  • ABC Children's Bookseller's Choices

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