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The Turtle of Michigan



by
Naomi Shihab Nye

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Greenwillow Bks.
ISBN
9780063014169
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The stand-alone companion to National Book Award Finalist and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Turtle of Oman. The Turtle of Michigan is a deft and accessible novel that follows a young boy named Aref as he travels from Muscat, Oman, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and adjusts to a new life and a new school in the United States. A wonderful pick for young middle grade readers and fans of Other Words for Home and Billy Miller Makes a Wish.

Aref is excited for his journey to reunite with his father in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aref makes a friend on an airplane, wonders what Michigan will be like, and starts school in the United States. While he does miss his grandfather, his Sidi, Aref knows that his home in Oman will always be waiting for him.

Award-winning author Naomi Shihab Nye’s highly anticipated sequel to The Turtle of Oman explores immigration, family, and what it means to feel at home. Carrying a suitcase and memories of his home in Oman, Aref experiences the excitement and nervousness that accompanies moving to a new home. The Turtle of Michigan is a great choice for reading aloud and a must-have for younger middle grade readers.

Illustrated in black-and-white throughout.

Pronunciation note. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

336

Trim Size

7 2/5" x 5"

Dewey

F

AR

4.6: points 5

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Emigration and immigration. Moving households. Family life. Schools. Michigan. Oman. Grandfathers and grandsons. Muslims. 

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