Told in two voices, eleven-year-olds Mimi, who is visiting her wealthy grandparents in Karachi, Pakistan, for the first time and Sakina, daughter of the grandparents' cook, form an unexpected friendship.
I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, grandmother’s legacy. I am yours to command.
Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink and the two quickly become inseparable. But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive. . . . . . before they are lost to the darkness.
Perfect for fans of Holly Black’s Doll Bones and Tahereh Mafi’s Furthermore series, this ghostly middle grade debut explores jealousy, love, and the extraordinary power of friendship.
WHAT IS A PELESIT? A creature from Malaysian folklore, a pelesit is a demon similar to a witch’s familiar—and very powerful! Appearing either as an innocent grasshopper or a great horned monster, they are capable of ruining entire crops as well as telling fantastic bedtime stories. Pelesits are ultimately bound to obey their master, and this story is sure to inspire readers to imagine what it would be like to have their very own pet pelesit!
Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! The combination of Zanib Mian's hilarious text and Nasaya Mafaridik's fantastic cartoon-style illustrations make the PLANET OMAR series absolutely perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid.
Naila's immigrant parents have always said the same thing: You may choose what you want to be when you grow up, but we will choose your husband. So when Naila falls in love with Saif, a Pakistani classmate, and tries to date him on the sly, her parents are livid. They insist on a trip to Pakistan to visit their relatives and explore their roots.