Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
In an ancient Arab nation, one woman dares to be different.Buran cannot -- Buran will not-sit quietly at home and wait to be married to the man her father chooses. Determined to use her skills and earn a fortune, she instead disguises herself as a boy and travels by camel caravan to a distant... show more
In an ancient Arab nation, one woman dares to be different.Buran cannot -- Buran will not-sit quietly at home and wait to be married to the man her father chooses. Determined to use her skills and earn a fortune, she instead disguises herself as a boy and travels by camel caravan to a distant city. There, she maintains her masculine disguise and establishes a successful business. The city's crown prince comes often to her shop, and soon Buran finds herself falling in love. But if she reveals to Mahmud that she is a woman, she will lose everything she has worked for.
Publish date: October 19th 1994
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
I don't know how many times I've read this book over the last 18 years. The pages are getting brittle, but it's satisfying every time. Perfect when I want to read but only have a few hours to invest.
Based on an 11th Century Iraqi oral folk tale, this is a story of a young woman from a family of six other sisters, a family who is shunned on account of not having any sons. This young woman disguises herself and ventures out into a man's world to seek her fortune as a trader, and to bring honor to...
I had never heard this story before so I can't say how well it was done compared to the original folktale, but I enjoyed this. It felt like something I would have read when I was younger, like Aesop's Fables or such, but I enjoyed the Arab setting which is a change of pace for me.
One of my most favorite books. I can read it over and over and never get tired of it.