grandmother unwrapped a small, yellow, wrinkled and frayed cotton cloth that
had something written on it. A beautiful green stone was inside. It
shimmered and glowed as if it had a life of its own. Debritu stood silently
for a moment, gazing at the emerald.
Daughters of the Ark is about two teenage girls and the incredible
journeys they make through the deserts of Eastern Africa. Though their
journeys take place 2000 years apart, they are remarkably similar, yet
different at the same time. Connected by a sacred emerald that gives them
courage on their quests they they bravely meet all challenges head on and
try to make the best decisions to help their families.
Daughters of the Ark was written by Anna Morgan, a traveling
journalist. Anna writes for newspapers and magazines, but this is her first
novel. She has interviewed people everywhere and has also met one
of the main characters of this book, Debritu (now called Shula). Anna Morgan
lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario, but has visited places as far
away as the palace of Queen Sheba! Daughters of the Ark is a
paperback historical fiction book with 230 pages. I would recommend it for
kids grade four-nine.
This book is sort of mystical and wonderful, like the world inside it. It is
also plain, and tells you what you need to know without twisting it up
with long, confusing
descriptions. It tells you the story and paints the word picture but doesn't
give you too much information. It keeps you guessing, the perfect balance of
embellishment and simplicity. That is why I give this book four stars. As
usual it was not the best book I've ever read, but I'm sure you'd like it.