Samir And The High King by John Peace
Approx. 11,730 words.
Published on December 18, 2012.
Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Middle East.
Long, long ago in a land at the edge of a desert that howls against the walls of the village, a poor young boy named Samir is sent to work for a strange old man who stays up all night listening to the stars.
This imaginative reconstruction of the tale of the Magi will appeal to children aged six and over, and draws on real astronomical research into the real Christmas Star.