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Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal
by

Set in the aftermath of the 2010 floods in Pakistan, this is a sensitive tale of community spirit, kindness and the magic of family.

A$14.99
(Paperback)
Ships on 30/03/2021
Overview

Fozia stiffened when she saw the familiar brick-kiln chimney loom ahead. Black smoke spewed into the sky – so it was working again. What if the owner recognised her?

Twelve-year-old Fozia has survived the worst flood in Pakistan’s history. But her life will never be the same. With her parents missing, Fozia now lives with Jehan’s family in a new village. As she slowly rebuilds her life, she fears everything could fall apart if her secret is uncovered … or if the brick-kiln owner finds her.

To keep the memories of her family alive in her heart, Fozia tells her friends a fairytale. Prince Zal rides a magic carpet on a quest to find his little sister, battling leopards and dangerous fairies along the way. But can he succeed if the truth behind Fozia’s story is revealed?

Details
Rosanne Hawke, author of Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll, The Messenger Bird, Sailmaker, The Keeper, Killer Ute, Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog, The Leopard Princess, and the Daughter of Nomads

Rosanne Hawke

Rosanne Hawke is a South Australian author of over thirty books. She lived in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates as an aid worker for ten years. Her books include Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll, a CBCA Notable Book, and Taj and the Great Camel Trek, winner of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature and shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin Award; an Asialink, Carclew, Varuna and May Gibbs Fellow; and a Bard of Cornwall. She has taught creative writing at Tabor Adelaide and writes in an old Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms, near Kapunda.