The Story- 12 year old Amanda Ross travels from her home in Canada to visit her Aunt and Uncle in the United Arab Emirates. While shopping in a street market she is given an antique perfume flask and told that it is only for her.
Her adventures in the hot, sandy UEA begin. She joins with her new friend Leah on a camel adventure to rescue a lost princess and unite two people in love.
My Thoughts- This is a delightful book full of spunk and sass. Little Amanda is a joy, who often sounds wiser than her young years. The coolest part is the history and culture present on the pages. The author does a great job of mixing in fact with fiction that allows a child to explore a new place and not feel that information is being shoved at them.
The mystery in the book is simple enough that even younger readers can follow along without struggle. Plus, there are bad guys, sand storms and romance for older readers. I especially like the camels. Amanda is really in sync with camels and it comes out in Darlene’s writing with humor and wit.
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