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Overview


Three-time Newbery Honor Book author Nancy Farmer joins bestselling artist Gail de Marcken in this enchanting, original tale told in the tradition of the Arabian Nights.

Ali is finally old enough to join his father in tending pigeons for the evil Sultan of Cairo. The boy is given a pet pigeon, but warned NEVER to feed it too much, lest it become spoiled and lazy. But Ali feels sorry for his hungry pet and disobeys. When the overfed bird becomes greedy and ruins a plate of the Sultan's cherries, Ali is in big trouble! Now he has only three days to replace the Sultan's 600 cherries from the snowy mountains of Syria. Only then can he save his father from the dreaded Oubliette: a deep pit where a giant demon is waiting!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439370141
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

A former chemistry teacher and insect pathology technician who grew up in a quirky hotel on the Arizona/Mexican border, Nancy Farmer's futurisic, fantastical adventures -- like the 2002 National Book Award Winner The House of the Scorpion -- are clearly a reflection of a happily unconventional life.

Hometown:

Menlo Park, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1941

Place of Birth:

Phoenix, Arizona

Education:

B.A., Reed College, 1963

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Clever Ali 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bnhays on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was based off history when the king had ordered a man to gather his 600 cherries and the man did so by bird. This story varied a little in that the bird keepers boy sent out the pigeons and gathered cherries. the king was sent down to the demon and the bird keeper ruled. This had good oral messages for kids.