Annotations for Trouble in Timbuktu


Baker & Taylor
Believing the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu are part of their nation's heritage, teens Ayisha and Ahmed are prepared to do whatever is necessary to save this important treasure from falling into the wrong hands--crossing a dangerously hot desert to reach the port city of Korioume in order to confront the clever thieves face-to-face.

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Baker & Taylor
Ignoring her parents' wishes, as well as the customary place of women in Timbuktu society, twelve-year-old Ayisha joins her twin brother in trying to stop a pair of tourists from stealing an ancient manuscript.

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Baker & Taylor
Twelve-year-old Ayisha ignores her parents' wishes, as well as the customary place of women in Timbuktu society, and joins her twin brother in trying to stop a pair of tourists from stealing an ancient manuscript.

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Penguin Putnam
Ayisha and Ahmed know there is trouble. Something is not right with this American archaeologist and his wife. Supposedly tourists. Why are they so interested in the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu? Could they really be plotting to steal one? Well, they are more than old manuscripts to Ayisha and Ahmed?they are a rich part of their own heritage. No way are the two teens going to let this happen! They risk everything to stop them, embarking on a desperate quest that takes them across the desert, through a deadly heat, a sweeping sandstorm and fi nally to the port city of Korioume to confront and trap the wily thieves?and save a treasure of Timbuktu.



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