Mysterious Traveler

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ISBN-10: 0763662321
ISBN-13: 9780763662325
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Mysterious Traveler

authors: Mal Peet; Elspeth Graham
illustrator: P. J. Lynch

Already an old man, desert guide Issa has seen thousands of dawns. One particular morning, however, the desert reveals something new; something that changes his life. Tucked away in a narrow cave, shielded from a treacherous dust storm by a faithful camel, a baby girl lies wrapped in fine cotton and wearing half of a star medallion around her neck. Issa names the girl Mariama. As years pass, Issa loses his sight, and Mariama becomes his eyes. So Issa doesn’t see the pattern on the robes of a mysterious young traveler who comes through their village, or the medallion he wears. Who is this young stranger, and what does his arrival mean for the life Issa and Mariama share in the desert?

An uplifting tale evoking the golden sands of Africa by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, captivatingly illustrated by P.J. Lynch.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763662321 /  9780763662325
on sale date:
10/2013
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Family; People & Places; Action & Adventure; Fairy Tales & Folklore;
author’s comments:
Husband and wife team Mal Peet (1947–2015) and Elspeth Graham wrote three books together: Cloud Tea Monkeys, Mysterious Traveler, and Night Sky Dragons. Mal Peet also authored several YA novels, including the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Life: An Exploded Diagram and three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure.
illustrator’s comments:
P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented illustrators working today. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and three of his books, including The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, have been awarded the Christopher Medal. He lives in Dublin.
 
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