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Children of the Wind

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$18.99 US
5.75"W x 8.56"H x 1.15"D   | 16 oz | 12 per carton
On sale Jun 11, 2024 | 368 Pages | 978-0-593-61933-9
Age 8-12 years | Grades 3-7
Percy Jackson meets Arabian fairy tales in this epic middle grade fantasy series about a girl who becomes the keeper of Ali Baba's treasure—now back with a sequel!

It’s been a year since Sahara Rashad came face to face with El Ghoula. And now that she's is back in Egypt for the summer, Sahara can’t shake the feeling the evil witch is plotting her next move. Thankfully, Sahara’s BFF, Vicky, is tagging along this year and can keep her mind off the sorceress. But Vicky seems distant, and for the first time ever, Sahara is noticing cracks in their friendship.

When Sahara learns El Ghoula has attacked a family friend, she knows the witch is back to steal what she couldn’t last year—Ali Baba’s magic lamp. As the artifact’s safekeeper, Sahara must protect it at all costs. But how can she do this when El Ghoula’s wind powers know no end? Can Sahara master magic before the summer equinox, when the sorceress is said to strike again? And when her drama with Vicky reaches boiling point, can Sahara tend to her friendship while honoring her duty as treasure keeper?
A Junior Library Guild Selection

"The narrative swiftly gains momentum, delivering a satisfying blend of adventure, intrigue, and heartfelt lessons. Enriched by historical lore, Arabic words and phrases, and Muslim elements, Lewers’ tale weaves past and present into a captivating tapestry of magic and destiny, setting the stage for further escapades. An engaging adventure set in an enchanting world." —Kirkus Reviews
Nedda Lewers is an author and former teacher. She writes books that take children on fun adventures and feature characters who are trying to make sense of the big, complicated world and their place in it. Even though it wasn’t easy growing up with one foot in America and the other in Egypt, Nedda cherishes how that experience has given her a rich and expansive perspective from which she draws to write her stories. View titles by Nedda Lewers

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Percy Jackson meets Arabian fairy tales in this epic middle grade fantasy series about a girl who becomes the keeper of Ali Baba's treasure—now back with a sequel!

It’s been a year since Sahara Rashad came face to face with El Ghoula. And now that she's is back in Egypt for the summer, Sahara can’t shake the feeling the evil witch is plotting her next move. Thankfully, Sahara’s BFF, Vicky, is tagging along this year and can keep her mind off the sorceress. But Vicky seems distant, and for the first time ever, Sahara is noticing cracks in their friendship.

When Sahara learns El Ghoula has attacked a family friend, she knows the witch is back to steal what she couldn’t last year—Ali Baba’s magic lamp. As the artifact’s safekeeper, Sahara must protect it at all costs. But how can she do this when El Ghoula’s wind powers know no end? Can Sahara master magic before the summer equinox, when the sorceress is said to strike again? And when her drama with Vicky reaches boiling point, can Sahara tend to her friendship while honoring her duty as treasure keeper?

Praise

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"The narrative swiftly gains momentum, delivering a satisfying blend of adventure, intrigue, and heartfelt lessons. Enriched by historical lore, Arabic words and phrases, and Muslim elements, Lewers’ tale weaves past and present into a captivating tapestry of magic and destiny, setting the stage for further escapades. An engaging adventure set in an enchanting world." —Kirkus Reviews

Author

Nedda Lewers is an author and former teacher. She writes books that take children on fun adventures and feature characters who are trying to make sense of the big, complicated world and their place in it. Even though it wasn’t easy growing up with one foot in America and the other in Egypt, Nedda cherishes how that experience has given her a rich and expansive perspective from which she draws to write her stories. View titles by Nedda Lewers