Shifting Sands: Life in the Times of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad

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The stories of three young people who experience the tumult in three eras as new religions are about to be born. Dina is a slave, who must make a choice between the predictable life of an Egyptian slave, or an uncertain one that promises more by following Moses into the desert. Fifteen hundred years later, Rome’s oppressive rule has impoverished young Mattan’s family. When they come upon a man preaching in Capernaum, their lives change forever as they become followers of Jesus. Around 622 A.D. Fallah, a Bedouin boy, flees from his desert home to break out of the grip of the blood feud that killed his father. Though he becomes a successful poet in the marketplace of Mecca, he and his brother are condemned to live forever as outsiders in a society dominated by a powerful tribe. Muhammad and his Companions offer them a different future if they are brave enough to grasp it. Drawing on both the historical and the imagined, Shifting Sands brings the past to vivid life. These stories expertly recreate how life might have been for young people living in the time of three of the world’s most important figures.

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Kathy Lowinger has been a children's book editor and publisher for over 25 years, most recently at Tundra Books.

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“...a worthy book which may inspire greater respect and understanding among children of different faith backgrounds.”—CM Reviews, 04/04/14

“... will appeal to kids who enjoy action ... will inspire those who are drawn to, or possess, revolutionary spirits.”—National Reading Campaign, Readerly, 04/08/14

“... be prepared for three very human stories of young people living through three formative moments in history.”—Resource Links, 06/14

“... Lowinger has captured the spirit of how it might have felt to live in such dramatic historical times.”—Canadian Children’s Book News, 06/14

“... would make a great school/library resource in terms of teaching about the history and culture of these time periods to school-aged children.”—Edwards Book Club, 06/10/14

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