Published by Disney Press on April 2, 2019
Genres: Adaptation, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Middle Grade
Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway! Read my Review and enter to win a copy!
This stunning original novel will tell an all-new story set in the world of the new film, featuring Aladdin and Jasmine.
A magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times best-selling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into and enchanted by the magical world of Agrabah and beyond.
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Flying over Agrabar on the magic carpet, Jasmine decides that she needs to see Prince Ali’s kingdom and so Genie obliges by creating the land of Aladdin’s dreams. There is a courtyard because his mother loved them and a menagerie because Jasmine deserves to see rare birds and unusual animals. But once in his kingdom of Ababwa, the carpet is stolen by Abbas and the pair may never get back to Agrabah.
The story is told in turns by Jasmine and Aladdin and it helps to get to know them better. But we get to know Jasmine as a smart and independent woman who knows maps and support her people the best she can because they are the best. The story has all of the elements of the original but includes more backstory on Abbas. The best part is that Aladdin wonders about his lies to Jasmine and if they are worth it. I really enjoyed this retelling and letting us get to know that the characters have grown and matured.
Aisha Saeed is the author of Written in the Stars which was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books, a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers, and named one of the top ten books all Young Georgians Should Read in 2016. She is also the author of the middle grade novel Amal Unbound which has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and is a Global Read Aloud for 2018. Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC, and the BBC, and her writings have appeared in publications including the journal ALAN and the Orlando Sentinel.
FAR FROM AGRABAH!
Transport yourself to a faraway world! One (1) winner receives:
- a copy of Aladdin: Far from Agrabah,
- plus a magic carpet blanket to read adventures of suspense and wonder.
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Giveaway Ends 4.15.19 and open to all who can legally enter.
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