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The Turtle of Oman: How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

The Turtle of Oman: How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Escrito por Naomi Shihab Nye

Narrado por Peter Ganim


The Turtle of Oman: How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Escrito por Naomi Shihab Nye

Narrado por Peter Ganim

avaliações:
4/5 (16 avaliações)
Comprimento:
4 horas
Editora:
Lançado em:
Aug 26, 2014
ISBN:
9780062345608
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

Here are some things Aref loves about his home.

  1. Mish-Mish, his cat
  2. The dunes in the desert
  3. His friends Diram and Sulima
  4. Fresh apricots
  5. Crispy fish served in baskets
  6. His grandfather, Sidi
  7. His excellent rock collection
  8. The turtles of Oman

Aref does not want to move to Michigan. He's sure the kids there won't like him. Also, he has everything he needs right where he is! But Sidi has another point of view. Sidi says Aref will go and come back. Just like a falcon or the turtles of Oman, he'll travel far and make his way home to Muscat.

So Aref sets out to say good-bye to everything he loves. Good-bye to Mish-Mish, Diram, Sulima, dunes, Sidi . . . But how can he stand it?

Editora:
Lançado em:
Aug 26, 2014
ISBN:
9780062345608
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Novel and Sitti's Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world, including in Muscat, Oman. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • (4/5)
    A sweet, beautifully written story that honors the bond between grandfather and grandson.
  • (3/5)
    Cute and quick read. Having been to Muscat, Oman recently gave this book a special meaning.
  • (4/5)
    The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye The book is written for children and the story is really cute. What I found most appealing was the universal nature of hating change, particularly changes as big as moving to another country so far away for any reason. Aref has normal and understandable concerns about moving from his home country. His parents have normal and understandable reasons to want to make the move happen.
    I've seen stories about Americans moving to other countries and it was fun to experience a story where America was the strange and dreaded destination. It's not even America that's the problem. It's the leaving in general.
    I also really love Sidi and his way of dealing with this issue. I love the way he seems to revel in his country and in spending time with his grandson. I love the way he talks about the turtles laying eggs in the sand and the way Aref's favorite animal brings into focus what is expected of him in this moving adventure.
    I listened to the audiobook, read by Peter Ganim, and was only 4 hours long. It seems like a perfect length for a book rated for this age group. This would be a great book for middle grade readers, especially for schools to add as recommended reading at that age. It reminds us that moving and hating to move and everything that worries us about it are completely normal and fairly similar. We aren't so different after all and someone is looking at our hometown the same way that we are looking at theirs.
  • (5/5)
    In my opinion this is a great book! I would recommend this book as a read aloud for a 4th or 5th grade classroom. It was a great multicultural book that could be used for multiple reasons. It was a great way for children to see how other children from other countries live and value their customs. This book gave great details to paint the scenes that Aref treasured about his country. Not only was it a great story line, but it could be used in science lessons to teach children about the cycle of life for the sea turtles. All around, I would give this book five stars!
  • (4/5)
    I love the story and the way the narrator presented it made it more fun and exciting.
  • (5/5)
    Special, touching book about the relationship between a boy and his grandfather, and his love for his country and nature.
  • (3/5)
    Aref's family is moving from Oman to the United States. Aref must decide what to pack, but he just does not want to go. He loves his home, his grandfather, his neighborhood.
  • (4/5)
    Distraught at the idea of leaving his home in Muscat, Oman behind, and spending three years with his parents in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Aref Al-Amri does everything he can to avoid preparing for the trip. His mother, busy getting them packed in order to join Aref's father in the US, doesn't have time to address his profound sense of loss, so Aref spends his last week with Sidi, his grandfather. Together the two have many adventures, taking a trip into the desert interior, where they stay at the Night of a Thousand Stars camp and meet a trained falcon; going to visit the sea turtles at their nesting grounds at Ras al Hadd; and taking a short fishing trip with one of the fisherman in Muscat harbor. Throughout their time together, Sidi patiently listens to his Aref's fears and concerns, gently prompting him to think of his travels in a more positive light.Written by Palestinian-American children's author and poet Naomi Shihab Nye, The Turtle of Oman is the first children's story I have read set in Oman, and is apparently inspired by the author's time teaching at an international school in that country. I found Aref and Sidi both very engaging characters, and thought that the author deftly captured the gentle back-and-forth of their loving and often humorous exchanges. The many lists included throughout - a list maker like his parents, Aref is forever jotting various things down, whether it be facts about turtles or questions about his life - make an interesting contrast to the main text. Although not quite what I expected - I thought the book would focus on Aref's adjustment to life in the US - this was still an engaging tale about a boy facing the common childhood problem of moving to a new place. What makes the story uncommon is the setting and culture from which Aref hails, as there really aren't a superfluity of Arab characters in American children's literature. The narrative focus on Aref's relationship with Sidi gives the tale added pathos and meaning, making this a book that many young readers will appreciate. Recommended to young readers looking for stories about children coping with moving house, or relating to their grandparents, as well as to anyone looking for children's books sets in the Middle East.