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ISBN: 054757729X     ISBN-13: 9780547577296
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2011
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Annotation: When Sara finds a flying carpet, it takes her and her new friend Amesh to the Island of the Djinn where she faces terrible creatures and an impossible decision--whether to save mankind, herself, or the boy she is coming to love.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Genies; Fiction.
Carpets; Fiction.
Arabs; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2011034840
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.90 lbs) 407 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Christopher Pike is a bestselling and popular author of over forty teen thrillers, such as the Remember Me and Chain Letter series. His more recent titles include the Alosha Trilogy and Thirst No. 1 and Thirst No. 2, paperback reissues of his Last Vampire series, which have both been on the New York Times children's paperback bestseller list.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
Sara meets Amesh, a poor Turkish boy, and finds a flying carpet while visiting her father in Istanbul. Both the carpet and the boy change her indelibly, leading her on a path toward self-definition and the realization of her destiny. Sara's constant, sudden "knowing" things and some misleading cultural information occasionally break the flow of an otherwise engaging story. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 February)

Gr 6–8—This fantasy adventure delves into the world of magic genies and flying carpets. Sara is spending her summer with her father in Istanbul. She is bored and stuck in a hotel because it is too hot to go outside, until she meets Amesh, a delivery boy in her father's company. She tricks him into taking her to the construction site, where she finds a magic carpet. Their first trip takes them to a strange island where they find several temples, each one inhabited by a djinn. Amesh releases one and falls under its control. He steals the carpet and returns to the mainland, leaving Sara stranded on the island. In order to get back and save Amesh from the danger he had gotten himself into, she must take charge of the djinn herself and become a Kala. However, powerful forces want to control the carpet and Sara. This story explores cultural differences, Middle Eastern mythology, and friendship. It is more lighthearted than Pike's recent vampire series and will attract a younger audience.—Erik Carlson, New York Public Library

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