Young Adult

Adventure (Teen)

Eagle Quest by Marva Dasef

Fiona, Hap, Billy, and Mitch make an odd set of friends, as different from the usual junior high school crowd as they are from each other. When Mitch, a half-breed Indian, decides to check out Bear Valley as a site for his Vision Quest, the other three accompany him. It turns out to be more than an overnight camping trip as the friends encounter a bear, an old man, and poachers.

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Children’s Fairy Tales/Fables

Tales of Abu Nuwas by Marva Dasef

Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay. When Najda, a poor girl, offers him a packet of spice for a story, Abu Nuwas launches into a tale about a girl named Setara and her genie. As did Scheherazade, he leaves the girl hanging in the middle of each yarn to keep her coming back for more.

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Quest for the Simurgh by Marva Dasef

The village magician, Wafa, has gone missing. His star pupil Faiza convinces her three classmates that they must seek the help of the Simurgh to find their teacher. She leads the boys on a difficult journey into the mountains in search of the elusive birds. Spirits, gods, and demons confront the four friends, who have a much larger task: saving humankind from Armageddon.

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First Duty by Marva Dasef

Nyra Hutchings, a young woman born into a life of servitude on a repressive factory planet, is desperate for a different life. When she's accepted into the Space Service, run by the organization that enslaves her planet, she discovers the truth behind generations of rebellion. Now, she must decide what to believe, where her first duty lies, and fight for more than her life against impossible odds.
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