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   O, Man! Sweet Desert

O, Man! Sweet Desert

Author: Voeller, E. A. Set In . . .
 Middle East, Oman
Genre: Young Adult
Time Frame: present
Published: 2015
Description: Siblings Naomi and Flavio don't get along.
Naomi (14) and Flavio (13) Small are in Oman in the Middle East with their father, Robert Small, who travels the world taping video segments for his television travel show, "Small World."

The adventure of the teenagers in Oman involves their visit to the Muscat market (souq) and purchase of an antique Omani dagger. This and a stolen passport move the Royal Oman Police to investigate.

A broad theme of the story is sibling relations, and readers learn the surprising way the uncomfortable relationship between these two teens is resolved. Readers are introduced to some of the customs and culture of Oman, including lifestyles, frankincense, cuisine, and some of the most beautiful and unspoiled nature in the Middle East. (50,000 words)

The author is an author, journalist, and English teacher and has worked in Muscat as an editor for the Ministry of Education.
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