Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind

Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind

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When eleven-year old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged in marriage to an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the decision, as is the custom, or risk the consequences of defying her father's wishes.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1989
ISBN: 9780440238560
9780679810308
0679810307
9780307977885
9780394948157
0394948157
Branch Call Number: STAPLES
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm

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Mariannefleur
Apr 05, 2015

Like Guluband, I have been betrayed and sold. And Mithoo, like me, has lost his greatest gift by wanting to follow his heart.

Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

Again, like hens laying eggs, we leave our prayers and hopes for Phulan's sons at the head of the shrine. For the first time, I feel a communion with the saint; his presence is like a soothing hand on my shoulder. Before Auntie nudges me to move along, I pray for wisdom, and my anger with Dadi eases.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 14, 2012

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 14, 2012

U HAVE ONLY TWO CHOICES....WHICH ONE??????

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 14, 2012

TAKE A CHANCE

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 14, 2012

WHEN U HAVE TO HELP SOMEONE....IT'S YOUR CHOICE

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 14, 2012

RISK IT OR ACCEPT IT

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joyfullkid
Apr 23, 2015

This book is beautifully written with such amazing descriptive passages that you can feel the wind! Strongly recommend that readers watch movie 'Tracks' about Australian girl who trains wild camels and crosses the outback. It will provide visual and emotional background for this book.

Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

She's so cool!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 14, 2012

Shabanu lives in Cholistan Desert in the Pakistan where they play games near the border of India. She is the second daughter of a peaceful, loving family of camel breeders. Shabanu is on the brink of womanhood; her older sister Phulan is already marriageable, and soon will be married to Hamir, a cousin of their family's. Shabanu is also betrothed to Hamir's brother, Murad. At twelve years old, Shabanu is not interested in marriage; she enjoys tending to the animals and especially teaching tricks to her beloved camels, Mithoo and Xhush Dil and Gulaband, a camel her dadi had recently sold against her will. Before Phulan's wedding, however, disaster strikes: Shabanu and Phulan accidentally stumble upon several strange men in the desert, among them an old, wicked landowner named Nazir; coveting Phulan's youth and beauty, Nazir murders her soon-to-be-husband, Hamir, and plans to take Phulan for himself. Phulan has no choice but to marry Hamir's brother, Murad, instead. When Shabanu learns that she must marry Nazir's brother, Rahim-sahib, an old man who already has three wives, to save her family and her sister's new marriage, she must make a choice between running away and obeying the wishes of her family.

whiteshadow13 May 02, 2012

When eleven-year-old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged in marriage to an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the decision, as is the custom, or risk the consequences of defying her father's wishes.

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Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

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