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

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Overview

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?

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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 the South Australian author of twenty-five books. She lived in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates as an aid worker for ten years. Her books include The Messenger Bird, winner of the 2013 Cornish Holyer an Gof Award for Young Adult and Children’s Literature 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 teaches creative writing at Tabor Adelaide and writes in an old Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms near Kapunda.