The Seven Keys of Balabad (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Jan 27, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 288 pages
21 Reviews
Welcome to Balabad, birthplace of the international secret society known as the Brotherhood of Arachosia. And rumored hiding place of the grandest riches the world has ever known. Balabad is also the country Oliver Finch calls home ever since his father was reassigned to this dull, war-torn dust bowl.

Each day runs into the next for Oliver until a 500-year-old sacred carpet is stolen. Then one of the few friends he has disappears. Oliver is determined to figure out what exactly is going on. But in order to do that heíll have consult with a one-eyed warrior, track down the far-flung members of the Brotherhood, and unlock a centuries-old secret! Suddenly, life in Balabad for Oliver has become a whole lot more interesting . . . and dangerous.


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Review: The Seven Keys of Balabad

User Review  - pdarnold - Goodreads

I am really glad I picked this book up in the book store, thinking what the heck, it looks interesting. I enjoy finding odd reads in a good used book sale, books I would otherwise not buy, this is one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Oliver Finch is an all-American boy who likes wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt, and a New York Yankees baseball cap. But thanks to his father's career as a journalist and his mother's interest in ... Read full review

Contents

A 38 D Terrible Choice rawing a Map 39 At the Gates
37
A Call in the Dark
38
In the Shadows
50
Harried Haji
55
Hamburg
63
To Tell a Finch
68
Left Shoes
73
The Strangest Game on Earth
76

In Search of Seven Princes
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T1 28
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The Sacred Carpet of Agamon
29
Into the Li0ns Mouth
32
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A Thiefs Lair Knock on the Door
34
The Pizza Prince of Chicago
35
The Longest Wait
36
Hamid Ilalabala
80
IIalabalas Tale
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Saved
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The Salt Caverns
249
Heroes of Balabad
264
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Born and raised in New York, Paul Haven always knew he wanted to write and travel, so after graduating from college he moved to South America and worked as a reporter. In 1994, he joined the Associated Press, working and living in Colombia, New York, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He currently lives in Spain with his wife and daughter. This is his second novel.


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