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Author Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

Title Clever Ali / Nancy Farmer ; illustrated by Gail De Marcken.

Imprint New York : Orchard Books, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Fiction    ji FARMER,NAN    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Fiction    jO FARMER,NAN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (Colophon).
Summary When seven-year-old Ali's greedy pet steals cherries from the wicked Sultan for whom his father keeps carrier pigeons, Ali is given three days to find 600 new cherries or his father will be thrown into the deep, dark oubliette. Includes facts about carrier pigeons and the sultan on whom this story is based, as well as an excerpt from "In Praise of Books" by al-Jahiz.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection.
Subject Homing pigeons -- Fiction.
Pigeons -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
Homing pigeons -- Juvenile fiction.
Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Juvenile fiction.
Egypt -- History -- 640-1250 -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- 640-1250 -- Juvenile fiction.
Added Author De Marcken, Gail, ill.
ISBN 0439370140 (hardcover) : $17.99
9780439370141 (hardcover) : $17.99

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