Jackal in the Garden: An Encounter with Bihzad

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Dec 31, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 178 pages
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The first Art Encounters title to feature art outside the Western canon



Little is known about the fifteenth-century Persian painter Bizhad--we only know that he worked in what is now Afghanistan and Iran, and that he was the first artist to sign his works.Jackal in the Gardenimagines Bizhad as an astoundingly gifted dreamer and contrasts him with a strong female protagonist, Anubis, a girl born disfigured into the harem of her vicious father. She must fight for survival--and her struggle leads her to Bizhad and the artists’ colony he leads. Both philosophers, they find common ground. Yet their different attitudes offer a sharp, unusual commentary on life, survival, and art that will resonate with young adult readers seeking their place in the world.




• Award-winning author

• Multicultural story features a strong female protagonist
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
13
Section 4
19
Section 5
25
Section 6
31
Section 7
39
Section 8
43
Section 15
105
Section 16
119
Section 17
127
Section 18
133
Section 19
141
Section 20
149
Section 21
161
Section 22
165

Section 9
51
Section 10
61
Section 11
69
Section 12
77
Section 13
83
Section 14
97
Section 23
173
Section 24
177
Section 25
179
Section 26
185
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About the author (2005)

Deborah Elliswon Canada’s Governor General’s Award in 2000 for her first book,Searching for X. She is also the author of several other books, includingParvana’s Journey, winner of the Jane Addams Award and the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award, given annually by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Booksellers Association. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

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