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Mysterious Traveller

(2013)
A Picture Book by

 
 
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.

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?

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mysterious Traveler
Author(s): Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
ISBN: 0-7636-6232-1 / 978-0-7636-6232-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mysterious Traveller
Author(s): Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
ISBN: 1-4063-3707-2 / 978-1-4063-3707-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mysterious Traveller
Author(s): Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
ISBN: 1-4063-5452-X / 978-1-4063-5452-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK