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By: Cairo Rampersaud

The Turquoise Jewel

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Emma’s family has moved again! This time they are living in Oman and she has to start all over to make friends at the Oman International School. Luckily for Emma, she has her older brother Tigo and her cute neighbour Logan to hang out and explore the neighbourhood with. Their adventures really begin when Emma buys an antique turquoise ring that has fantastical powers, leading to her befriending the Princess of Oman!
Join Emma and her friends on a time-travelling escapade with a twist: magical carpets, mysterious genies and exhilarating nights in the desert. Will the kids be able to help the Princess of Oman and get safely back to 2020, or will 1640 be their new normal?

Katia and Cairo had the idea of writing The Turquoise Jewel while living in Dubai. They had travelled to Oman for a vacation and were captivated by the country and its rich history. The book is loosely based on Cairo’s experience as an expat child growing up in the Middle East. Katia and Cairo are mother and daughter and have travelled all over the world and Katia published a blog about their many travel experiences. The family currently resides in Canada where Cairo is in high school.

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  • Reviewer: Sherry Stein, co-author Kidding Around Montreal, newspaper and magazine writer, Short Story Workshop instructor for children 8-14 years old, and former school teacher.

    Review of The Turquoise Jewel

    If you like Harry Potter stories you will love The Turquoise Jewel, a time travel journey and engaging kaleidoscope of fascinating people and exotic places. This fantasy novel is jam-packed with intriguing adventure initiated by rubbing the beautiful turquoise ring and flying on a magical carpet.

    We first meet Emma, a precocious 12 year old Canadian girl, anxious about being the new girl in her Oman school. On the weekend she is lured into the colourful souk by the intoxicating aromas and beautifully crafted wares. Emma finds a silver ring with a stunning turquoise centre stone surrounded by unusual carvings. She tries it on and when she tries to remove it by twisting the band, her whole world changes.

    Accompanying Emma on her magical adventure full of intrigue, history, trickery, and excitement are Emma's older brother Tigo and their friend Logan. A parallel story taking place 400 years earlier introduces us to Princess Zahara who eventually joins the three friends on a wild and riveting journey.

    Kudos to the mother daughter duo, Katia and Cairo, who dreamt up this fantastic page-turner.

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