Trouble in Timbuktu

Trouble in Timbuktu

Trouble in Timbuktu I think that this book was a good perspective on what dreams and future you can have if you just believe in yourself. Think about what the two people in this story are trying too tell you about their life. Author: Cristina Kessler Reviewed by Amanda

I haven’t read this one, but here is a summary from the online catalog: “Ignoring her parents’ wishes, as well as the customary place of women in Timbuktu society, twelve-year-old Ayisha joins her twin brother in trying to stop a pair of tourists from stealing an ancient manuscript.”

Trouble in Timbuktu sounds good and I think I’ll take Amanda’s advice and put that one on hold. I would like to learn about Timbuktu – which is actually a real place. It is a city in the West African nation of Mali. It’s not just an imaginary far away place, like when we sarcastically describe someplace as, “in Timbuktu!” – meaning – really, really far away.

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  1. I did check out this one and I’m glad Amanda recommended it. The two kids in the story are smart and resourceful and really believe in their cause – saving an ancient manuscript. I liked learning about the culture in Timbukto – especially their everyday manners, like how they greet each other and how different hand gestures or eye movements mean different things. I liked thinking about what I would need to learn to visit Timbukto so that I could dress and speak and act in way that would help me make friends and be a respectful visitor. With this one you get adventure/mystery with travel thrown in.

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