Fozia noticed smoke from the chimney curling to the sky. The brick kiln was working again but she didn’t want to go there. She couldn’t let the kiln owner see her.
Twelve-year-old Fozia has survived the worst flood in Pakistan’s history. But her life will never be the same. With her little sister gone and her parents missing, Fozia now lives with Jehan’s family in a new village. As she slowly rebuilds her life, she fears everything might come crashing down again if her secret is uncovered … or if the brick-kiln owner finds her.
To keep her own family alive in her heart, Fozia tells her friends a fairytale about Prince Zal. He rides a magic carpet on a quest to find his little sister, battling leopards and dangerous fairies along the way. But can Prince Zal succeed if the truth behind Fozia’s story is revealed?