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Laila and the Sands of Time

Written by Shirin Shamsi
Published by Spork

Thirteen-year-old Laila, still grieving over her father’s death, goes on their planned pilgrimage with her aunt and uncle. When she is transported back in time to 7th century Arabia, she faces the dangers of the desert, takes on a disguise, and saves a baby’s life. But will she ever return to her own time?

Primary ISBN: 9781950169184

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 08 or older

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Setting: Unspecified (Middle East)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country

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