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The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia (Digital Audiobook)

A Novel

By , (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 30, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
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)
Compact Disc (10/15/2010)
Hardcover (9/6/2010)


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.