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Jaber: The Patient Boy from Another Time

Bushrah Nasser

In the past, Qatari men used to leave their families for months at a time to join the pearl harvest. It was hard, dangerous work, with no guarantees they would ever see their wives or children again. This vibrantly illustrated children’s book follows the story of Jaber, a young boy whose beloved father joins a pearling expedition. In his absence, the young boy must learn to be brave and be responsible for the rest of his family.

Language English/Arabic
Publication date 2013
ISBN English Edition 978-9992-161-25-6
Arabic Edition 978-9992-161-25-6

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