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 love everything she has worked for.
A young adult book for all ages, a novel based on a folk tale - part of the oral tradition in Iraq for centuries!
All the more interesting to read this book now, written in 1982 - and set in Baghdad. Again, I feel terrible for what is happening in Iraq now...
What a great story! Fun!!!
The book had a good plot and story! I loved it!
While, at times, the writing leaves something to be desired there is "heart" in every moment of this story. It is easy to understand the motivations of the characters at any given moment. It is also always wonderful to read a story about a young woman using her brains to get ahead!
I love this book! It was my favorite book when I was growing up. I still love to flip through to the best parts. A story of a strong woman who dresses like a man and travels away from her family to become a trader. It also is a love story and a story of revenge!! I highly recommend it!
Used in the Sonlight curriculum