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Who is it for?
- 4th graders and up
- Lexile® Measures 690L
- Readers who are interested in learning about other cultures.
- HAND SIGNED by the author. Can be customized if the purchaser provides the name.
- To augment the educational aspect of this mystery novel, author has included a study section in the back of the book for parents and educators to encourage children to dig for more discoveries. In addition, the book has a website with more fun and educational information about Middle Eastern culture and cuisine.
- Unfamiliar words and phrases are highlighted in italics indicating that a definition has been provided at the back of the book. Each definition goes into detail offering an interesting bit of background which further enhances the interest and educational value of this enticing book.
One summer morning, eight-year old Naji woke up to an unusual sound. Three strangers were digging in her courtyard. Naji’s sixth sense warned her: something suspicious was lurking down there.As events unfold and suspense rises, readers will enjoy the many colors of Persian culture, cuisine, folklore, history, geography, religion, language, and intrigue through Naji’s eyes and heart. Will Naji’s persistence reveal the source of her suspicions? Or will whatever lurks in the abyss remain a mystery forever?