Initially horrified by her arranged marriage to Murad, she conveniently falls head-over-heels in love with him right before tragedy rearranges all the arranged marriages in the family, and Phulan is reassigned from her dead fiance Hamir to Murad. I like keeping in my childhood capsule of memory- untarnished and stil favored. When I read this book i cried my eyes out.
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Daughter of the Winddauthter would consider giving it three and a half stars. I am writing this reflection from the point of view of a person who does not know what it means to live in the Cholistan desert.
Feb 13, Bella rated it really liked it.
She was forced to grow up and make suabanu hard decisions very early in her life. Namrata These lines have stayed with me since the day i read them.
Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind - Wikipedia
She's a girl one can describe as a "wild child" — being more boyish than she needs to be and is closer to the animals her family takes care of than to people. Teaching young readers that inaction, subjugation, and real human suffering are the only options, especially for women, is inexcusable. I'm not planning on reading the second and third books--I just don't feel like I need to. This book is a wonderful journey into the thee of Shabanu, a twelve-year-old girl who lives with her nomadic family in the Cholistan desert, Pakistan.
At twelve years old, Shabanu is not interested in marriage ; she enjoys win to the animals and especially teaching tricks to her beloved camels, Mithoo dakghter Xhush Dil and Guluband, a camel her father had recently sold against her will.
This is the part that I just cannot swallow, especially for this book's Lexile level and intended readership. Shabanu learns how to not let circumstances break her inner strength.
Shabanu : Daughter of the Wind
But here's the bitch of it: She had three siblings, a sister and two brothers. Daughter of the Wind that the shabamu of a paragraph seemed perfectly languid and calm, but by the paragraph's end all chaos had broken out, and Shabanu's serious, highly structured world descended into disarray. Sharma says, "The secret is keeping your innermost beauty, the secrets of your soul, locked in your heart so that he must always reach out to you for it.
While outwardly appearing to accept what her father has ordained, Shabanu hides the evidence of her periods to buy herself some time. One event is dropped after another too quickly without giving its readers enough time to analyze what's been given to them. National Council of Teachers of English. But the secret is keeping your innermost beauty, the secrets of your soul, locked in your heart so that he must always reach out to you for it.
Just when the plot shows potential it abruptly ends.
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
See all 11 questions about Shabanu…. She has an older sister 13 years old who is to be married very soon. Oct 02, Audrey rated it it was ok. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Staples had lived in Asia for about twelve years prior to writing the novel.
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
Wants me wanna read the sequel: This took a while to draw me in, although I did care about Shabanu and what happened ot her right from the beginning. I was expecting more spit and vinegar from what I thought was a smart girl. The details and the world felt very real.
Shabanus' character is very likeable, and I was really wishing there was some way to fix the situation. Aug 01, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of the story focuses on Phulan's upcoming marriage, all the while suriving the challanges of the desert. Shabanu is up in arms against it, certainly.
When she was betrothed to Murad, Shabanu was gradually coming to accept her soon-to-be role as wife and eventually mother.