The Treasure of Maria Mamoun

Product Number: EB00631118
Released: Jul 12, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374303440
Please log in to view pricing


Winner of the 2017 Arab American Book Award Twelve-year-old Maria lives a lonely, latchkey-kid's life in the Bronx. Her Lebanese mother is working two nursing jobs to keep them afloat, and Maria keeps her worries to herself, not wanting to be a burden. Then something happens one day between home and school that changes everything. Mom whisks them to an altogether different world on Martha's Vineyard, where she's found a job on a seaside estate. While the mysterious bedridden owner-a former film director-keeps her mother busy, Maria has the freedom to explore a place she thought could only exist in the movies. Making friends with a troublesome local character, Maria finds an old sailboat that could make a marvelous clubhouse. She also stumbles upon an old map that she is sure will lead to pirate's plunder-but golden treasure may not be the most valuable thing she discovers for herself this special summer.

Author(s): Michelle Chalfoun
Original Publish Date: Jul 12, 2016

Sign up for our email newsletter