ISBN-10: 078680999X ISBN-13: 9780786809998
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 2006
A boy in Brooklyn receives a package from Iran. When he opens up the mysterious bottle that lies within, a great wind transports him over the oceans and mountains, straight into the arms of his grandfather. Despite being separated by politics and geography, the boy and his Baba Bazorg can share an extraordinary gift, the bond of their love.
Awards & Honors:
Charlotte Zolotow Commended
CCBC Best Book of the Year
Middle East Book Award
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
"...Delightfully dynamic cut-paper-style illustrations, scattered with cultural details of Brooklyn and Tehran..., Sweet, magical and visually fascinating."
"...Although grandson and grandfather live far from one another, readers will understand that the bond between the generations conquers any distance."