Hosni the Dreamer by
An Arabian Tale

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Hosni is a shepherd who has always wanted to see the city across the desert. One day the sheik he works for asks Hosni to make the journey with him and other shepherds to sell his camels. Each shepherd is given one gold dinar, and Hosni spends his on a piece of wisdom. Everyone laughs at Hosni for squandering his small fortune, but his purchase soon saves his life--and changes it forever. Full color.

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Published September 30, 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Ridiculed by his fellow travelers for spending all his earnings to buy a single verse from an elderly man, Hosni finds that his money is well spent in the end, for by heeding the man's words (""Don't cross the water until you know its depth""), he spares both himself and a young maiden from the w...

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