Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

by Barbara Cohen, Bahija Lovejoy, and Amy L. Cohn

Buran, one of the seven daughters of a poor Baghdad shopkeeper, disguises herself... read more

Buran, one of the seven daughters of a poor Baghdad shopkeeper, disguises herself as a man and travels to distant Tyre where she becomes a wealthy and highly respected merchant. All goes well until she falls in love with a prince and must protect her identity by fleeing from Tyre. Interesting characters in a fast-moving plot make this fictionalized traditional Arabic tale hard to put down. (9-14 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1982

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