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The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia

Mary Helen Stefaniak, Robynn Rodriguez (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/30/2010)
Paperback (6/17/2005)
Paperback (9/19/2011)
Hardcover (6/1/2004)
Audio Cassette (10/1/2010)
MP3 CD (10/15/2010)
Compact Disc (10/15/2010)
Hardcover (9/6/2010)

Description

Narrator Gladys Cailiff is eleven years old in 1938 when a new schoolteacher turns Threestep, Georgia, upside down. Miss Grace Spivey is a well-traveled young woman who believes in field trips, Arabian costumes, and reading aloud from her ten-volume set of The Thousand Nights and a Night. The real trouble begins when she decides to revive the annual town festival as an exotic Baghdad bazaar. Miss Spivey and her project transform the lives of everyone around her: Gladys' older brother Force (with his movie-star looks), their pregnant sister May (a gifted storyteller herself), and especially the Cailiffs' African American neighbor, young Theo Boykin, whose creative genius becomes the key to a colorful, hidden history of the South. Populated by unforgettable characters--including three impressive camels--The 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.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781441772206

Publication Date: October 15, 2010