Pari’s worries are not just about herself, but also about her family and her little dog Saffron who all need to escape the harrowing dangers that are fast approaching them. When war threatens to engulf them completely, they realize that escaping is the only way out. As Pari and her family are forced to flee, she wonders whether time is on their side.
Caught in a warzone, Pari manages to cope with her fears by reading her only storybook with its last pages missing and imagines various endings.
Zahra Omar Shansab
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About the Author
Zahra Omar Shansab started writing poetry when she was in 4th grade in Kabul, Afghanistan. She continued to write poetry and short stories and was member of a young writers’ association in school. She was forced to flee Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, lived in India for several years and eventually immigrated to the United States.
With a degree in psychology, she was director of early childhood education for many years. She has taught and nurtured children of diverse backgrounds and ages. She believes that reading and exposure to literature are crucial to children reaching their full potential as individuals.
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