Ever since we ordered Sonlight’s Core F for Bignificent to do this year, she has been talking about and looking forward to one book above all the rest: Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher.
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About the Book: Shadow Spinner
Title: Shadow Spinner | Author: Susan Fletcher | Publication Date: November 1, 1999 | Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks; Reprint edition | Pages: 224 | Recommended Ages: 10-14
Summary from the publisher: Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day — providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan’s story begins….
It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories — ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more surprising story than she ever could have imagined.
Our Thoughts about Shadow Spinner
Bignificent grabbed this book out of the stack before I’d even finished unpacking the boxes and begged to be able to read it ahead until I finally gave in. Thankfully, it was not a disappointment and she loved it as much as she thought she would. Check out the YouTube video below that she made to share about this book. (If the video won’t play for you here, click here to view it on YouTube.)