Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

Finding Nouf is one of ten winners of the 2009 Alex Awards for “adult books that will appeal to teen readers.” I read it a week or two ago before the award list came out, and I must say that I was impressed, although I didn’t think of it as an adult book or a […]


Children’s Fiction of 2007: Camel Rider by Prue Mason

Posted by Sherry on 10/12/2007 in Around the World, Children's Fiction, Cybil Awards, General, Saudi Arabia |

Camel Rider, first published in Australia in 2004, was published in its first US edition in 2007, making it eligible to be considered for the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Fiction. And it’s been nominated. I read the book a couple of weeks ago. It’s set in a fictional city, Abudai, that’s “typical of any […]


Week 15 of World Geography: Saudi Arabia

Posted by Sherry on 1/15/2007 in Around the World, Education and Homeschool, Saudi Arabia |

We started “back to school” a couple of weeks ago, starting with this study of one of the key counries in the Middle East. I thought I’d post these lists/plans a couple of weeks behind where we are actually studying so that I could tell you what we did and what worked and maybe what […]

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