The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia (Hardcover)

By Mary Helen Stefaniak

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393063103, 342pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2010

September 2010 Indie Next List

“Eleven year old Gladys Cailiff tells the story of the teacher that turned her small town upside down. In 1938, Grace Spivey came to town as a WPA hired teacher. She believed in field trips, costumes, and reading aloud from The Thousand Nights and a Night. But the real trouble started when she decided to revive the annual town festival. Great storytelling is alive! The reader will delight in the characters (and the camels) in this tale of the depression era South.”
— Barbara Theroux, Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT
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Populated by unforgettable characters--including three impressive camelsThe Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia rides a magic carpet from a segregated schoolroom in Georgia to the banks of the Tigris (and back again) in an entrancing feat of storytelling.

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