The Resource Alphabet of dreams, Susan Fletcher

Alphabet of dreams, Susan Fletcher

Label
Alphabet of dreams
Title
Alphabet of dreams
Statement of responsibility
Susan Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Mitra, of royal Persian lineage, and her five-year-old brother Babak, whose dreams foretell the future, flee for their lives in the company of the magus Melchoir and two other Zoroastrian priests, traveling through Persia as they follow star signs leading to a newly-born king in Bethlehem. Includes historial notes. Mitra and her little brother, Babak, are beggars in the city of Rhagae, scratching out a living as best as they can with what they can beg for--or steal. But Mitra burns with hope and ambition, for she and Babak are not what they seem. They are of royal blood, but their father's ill-fated plot against the evil tyrant, King Phraates, has resulted in their father's death and their exile. Now disguised as a boy, Mitra has never given up believing they can rejoin what is left of their family and regain their rightful standing in the world. Then they discover that Babak has a strange gift: If he sleeps with an item belonging to someone, he can know that person's dreams. Mitra believes that they can use this gift to find passage back to the city of Palmyra and their remaining kinsmen. But soon Babak and his abilities come to the attention of a powerful Magus -- one who has read portents in the stars of the coming of a new king and the dawn of a new age. Soon Mitra and Babak find themselves on the road to Bethlehem
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fletcher, Susan
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 up
LC call number
PZ7.F6356
LC item number
Alp 2006
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Princesses
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Dreams
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Young adult fiction
  • Iran
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Alphabet of dreams, Susan Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Ginee Seo Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780689851520
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005036264
Other control number
9780689850424
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63170421
  • 985979
Label
Alphabet of dreams, Susan Fletcher
Publication
Note
"Ginee Seo Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780689851520
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005036264
Other control number
9780689850424
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63170421
  • 985979

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