A moving and beautifully researched story about camels, lost princesses and the strength of wisdom and knowledge, stunningly illustrated by P.J.
Lynch. This is the second tale in a trilogy from acclaimed storytellers Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham.
This tale begins with a disgruntled camel, desperately trying to protect a little baby from a violent desert storm whipping up all around him.
He is rescued by Issa - the desert guide - who takes the child in, naming her Mariama.
She becomes Issa's family and, as he begins to lose his sight, his eyes.
Many years later, a mysterious stranger arrives at their doorstep, a stranger who will change both their lives for ever...