Middle Grade

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“Lenzi’s beautiful language…shine[s].” -Booklist

“‘There’s a universe inside you,’ and there is a universe inside this book, full of rich detail and adventure. THE FORTY THIEVES brings our heroine Marjana’s 10th century Baghdad to life with such panache that you’ll never want to leave!”
—Zeno Alexander, author of The Library of Ever series

“Whisper ‘Open Sesame!’ when you open this book, and you won’t be disappointed with the magic that flows out and the dazzling adventures it unfolds.”
Historical Novel Society

From the publisher: This retelling of the One Thousand and One Nights tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” set in tenth-century Baghdad, is told from the perspective of Marjana, the girl who saves Ali Baba, and brings a fresh perspective to the classic story!

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