A Gift of the Sands

Julia Johnson

Date Published :
November 2004
Publisher :
Medina Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Emily Styles
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ISBN : 9781900988919
Pages : 48
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This beautiful children's story recounts the life of a pearl as it travels inadvertently out of the sea and via various travelers on a long voyage of adventure. Will the pearl ever come to rest? An imaginative tale for younger readers aged 5 - 8.

About The Author

Julia Johnson is a drama teacher turned children's author, storyteller and performer who first went to Dubai in 1975. She has appeared on stage, TV and radio in the UK and Dubai, has toured Theatre-In-Education productions to schools and recorded over 100 audio books. Julia's stories frequently focus on the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsular. She has written over a dozen stories for children including The Camel That Got Away. The Turtle Secret won Best International Children's Book Award at Sharjah International Book Fair 2014. She has toured schools and colleges across the Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia with talks and workshops. Commissions have included a story for Qatar's National Day 2009, an interactive student pack for the Kremlin exhibition gor the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and a series of five short stories for Kraft (Middle East).

Emily Styles was born in Dubai and thoroughly enjoyed growing up there. She now lives in Hertfordshire, England with her family. Being creative is a passion and Emily retreats to her old cow shed studio to “work” whenever possible!

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