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Publisher's Summary

Here are some things Aref loves about his home.


Mish-Mish, his cat
The dunes in the desert
His friends Diram and Sulima
Fresh apricots
Crispy fish served in baskets
His grandfather, Sidi
His excellent rock collection
The turtles of Oman
Aref does not want to move to Michigan. He's sure the kids there won't like him. Also, he has everything he needs right where he is! But Sidi has another point of view. Sidi says Aref will go and come back. Just like a falcon or the turtles of Oman, he'll travel far and make his way home to Muscat.
So Aref sets out to say good-bye to everything he loves. Good-bye to Mish-Mish, Diram, Sulima, dunes, Sidi…. But how can he stand it?
©2014 Naomi Shihab Nye (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 02-22-15

Excellent Poetic Writing with Engaging Narrator

Naomi Shihab Nye's writing is beautiful poetic and the narration of this audiobook is engaging with different voices for the book's characters.

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