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Najmah a young Afghan girl whose name means star suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her mother and newborn brother are killed in an air raid An American woman Elaine whose Islamic name is Nusrat is also on her own She waits out the war in Peshawar Pakistan teaching refugee children under the persimmon tree in her garden while he. I got to page 100 and stopped I just can t do it This godawful piece of garbage beat me I m actually wondering how I got this far There are so many things wrong with this book that I m not even sure I can list them allA large amount of the sentences have an absence of commas making them either extremly choppy and short or so long that my internal voice even has to take a breath Either way it is exceptionally annoying A great example of this would be in page 7 where it bares the sentence of And only a moment later Baba jan comes whisting down the path that leads from th

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Under the Persimmon Tree

Rney through the mountains to cross the border into Pakistan And Nusrat's persimmon tree school awaits Najmah's arrival Together they both seek their way homeKnown for her award winning fiction set in South Asia Suzanne Fisher Staples revisits that part of the world in this beautifully written heartrending novel Under the Persimmon Tree is a 2006 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. Under the Persimmon Tree is about Najmah a girl of about eleven who watches the Talaban kidnap her father and brother and later her mother and baby brother are killed in an air raid At the same time the story of Nusrat originally named Elaine who is a blonde white girl from New York who met and married Faiz a doctor from Afghanistan Faiz hearing about the war in Afghanistan feels he must return home and help his people Nusrat returns with him and teaches school at a refugee camp in Peshawar Pakistan In alternating chapters these stories are told Najmah s story of tra

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R Afghan doctor husband runs a clinic in Mazar i Sharif Afghanistan Najmah's father had always assured her that the stars would take care of her just as Nusrat's husband had promised that they would tell Nusrat where he was and that he was safe As the two look to the skies for answers their fates entwine Najmah seeking refuge and hoping to find her father and brother begins the perilous jou. This was an excellent book One of those books that I think everyone should read A book that should be on every school s reading list The book takes place roughly 2001 2002 in Afghanistan and Pakistan following two people one a shepherd girl from a fictional North Afghanistan village and the other the American wife of an Afghan doctor who is living near a refugee camp for Afghans in Pakistan while her husband works at a clinic in war torn Northern Afghanistan A series of probable events brings these two people togetherThe book shows Northern Afghan culture as well as a


10 thoughts on “Under the Persimmon Tree

  1. says:

    Draining The first person present tense was unbearable It was whiny and unamusing I did not connect with a character who tells me everything

  2. says:

    Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples is a significant book to read to help promote a global society Due to the war in the Middle East and much of the media coverage done on it there has been a great misconception created about Islam and the majority of Muslims News and media has a tendency to focus only on the very worst Media can even exaggerate news in order to suit a specific agenda Due to this unfortunately ma

  3. says:

    I got to page 100 and stopped I just can't do it This godawful piece of garbage beat me I'm actually wondering how I got this far There are so many things wrong with this book that I'm not even sure I can list them allA large amount of the sentences have an absence of commas making them either extremly choppy and short or so long that my internal voice even has to take a breath Either way it is exceptionally annoying A great example of this

  4. says:

    This book starts out telling two separate stories one of a woman the other of a girl both living in the Middle East during Taliban seizure Najmah is the young daughter of a shepherd family living in a Northern Afghanistan village called Golestan Soldiers take Najmah’s father and brother leaving her her mother and baby b

  5. says:

    I loved Staples book Shabanu but was disappointed in this one It is set in Afghanistan and Pakistan during 2001 2002 ? and is the story of a a

  6. says:

    This was an excellent book One of those books that I think everyone should read A book that should be on every school's reading list The book takes place roughly 2001 2002 in Afghanistan and Pakistan following two people one a shepherd girl from a fictional North Afghanistan village and the other the American wife of an Afghan do

  7. says:

    Under the Persimmon Tree is about Najmah a girl of about eleven who watches the Talaban kidnap her father and brother and later her mother and baby brother are killed in an air raid At the same time the story of Nusrat originally named Elaine who is a blonde white girl from New York who met and married Faiz a doctor from Afghanist

  8. says:

    Overall I really enjoyed the book At first I wasn’t too big of a fan but then once the family problems came into play I wanted to keep readi

  9. says:

    When I was reading this book A long walk to Water popped up in my mind Their both so alike in so many ways two points of views and they both intercept child soldiers losing your family but finding them in the end and etc Under the Persimmon Tree really makes you look at things differently just like A Long Walk To Water A

  10. says:

    I hated this book If i could give it less than one star I wouldIt's plot line was the most confusing thing ever There were two stories happen