Suzanne Fisher Staples: The House of Djinn



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Em and discuss the history and progression MS ADVISABLE Cindy Library Teacherhttpkissthebookblogspotcom2008 I read Shabanu and Haveli in junior high and high school respectively I thoroughly njoyed the novels the strong character of Shabanu and the legantly pace of the no Before I review I must say that I read Shabanu a few years ago and didn t realize there was another seuel Haveli before House of Djinn That being said I was uite disappointed with this book I had previously read two of Staples other books and really njoyed them I just couldn t get into this book though It took me a while to read it because I kept stopping to put it down The various perspectives only made me feel disconnected with the characters and the juxtaposition between America and Pakistan though an interesting idea was awkward at best The story was choppy and the chapters nded much too uickly for any kind of flow to be. And friend and the beloved family patriarch Baba understand the pain of her loneliness When Baba unexpectedly dies Jameel's succession as the Amirzai tribal leader and the arrangement of his marriage to Mumtaz are revealed causing both to uestion whether fulfilling their duty to the family is worth giving up their dreams for the.

Established Staples tried to do too much in such a short book and as a result I felt pulled in different directions Has it been ten years Ten years in seclusion for Shabanu at the Amirzai haveli away from her parents and daughter who continue to believe she died at the hands of power mad Nazir A twist of fortune at the nd of Haveli allowed Shabanu to fake her own death so Nazir would think he d succeeded in having her murdered and only a loyal servant and Auntie Selma know Shabanu still lives From age five to fifteen Shabanu s daughter Mumtaz now called Muti has lived with Omar and Leyla in the home where she was born suffering the same indignities once inflicted on Shabanu by Leyla and her mother Amina The youngest wife of wealthy influential Rahim Shabanu was the object of nvy for his other wives and that resentment is still being taken out on Muti Shabanu fears revealing herself to be alive be. FutureA commanding seuel to the novels Shabanu Daughter of the Wind and Haveli The House of Djinn stands on its own Suzanne Fisher Staples returns to modern day Pakistan to reexamine the juxtaposition of traditional Islamic values with modern ideals of love The House of Djinn is a 2009 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Yea.

Staples Suzanne Fisher The House of Djinn 202 p Farrar Straus Giroux 2008 Shabanu has been in hiding from Nazir for ten years Her daughter Mumatz has been raised in relative safety in the home of the tribal chief Mumatz grandfather When Baba dies however Shabanu decides that it is time to brave and to come out of hiding Mumatz has challenges of her own Her half sister is trying to arrange an undesirable marriage for her but Baba has already arranged for Mumatz to marry the new tribal chief Jameel her friend who has been raised in America From the wandering desert nomads to the city living Pakistanis Staples has bridged the gap from an ancient lifestyle to the modern world Together Shabanu Haveli and The House of Djinn paint a vivid very human picture of the changes and challenges of the last 30 years for the country I would love it if a class had all three books approved and had book groups read th. It has been ten years since Shabanu staged her death to secure the safety of her daughter Mumtaz from her husband's murderous brother Mumtaz has been raised by her father's family with the ducation and security her mother desired for her but with little understanding and love Only her American cousin Jameel her closest confidant.

Suzanne Fisher Staples is the author of six books addressed to children and adolescents Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA she grew up in a small community around Northwestern Pennsylvania She had three siblings a sister and two brothers Suzanne went to Lakeland High School in Scott Township Pennsylvania Later she graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania She