Mysterious Traveler

Title

Mysterious Traveler

Illustrator

Candlewick Press

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763662325

Pages

48 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Desert guide Issa finds the baby girl Mariama after a sandstorm, and raises her as his own daughter--until a young man and his protectors come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

590L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Adoption; Physical Disability; adoptive parent; adopted child; vision loss; blind

Main Character

female teenager, adult male

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, 2015, Winner
Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade(Early Chapter Books)

Keywords

brothers and sisters; missing children; dessert; travelers; guide; family reunion

Diversity Impact

direct

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