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The many assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams / Daniel Nayeri ; with paintings by Daniel Miyares.

Nayeri, Daniel, (author.). Miyares, Daniel, (illustrator.).

"From award-winning author Daniel Nayeri comes a mesmerizing adventure set along the enchanting silk road, where caravans of merchants carried spices, perfumes, furs, and in the case of one swindler named Samir, nothing but dreams. The story begins with a young orphan running for his life. Lucky for him he runs into Samir, a portly huckster whose silver tongue saves the boy. Samir names him Monkey, and claims him as his new servant. But Monkey, a strict and devout soul, is horrified to discover that his new master is a liar whose dealings have angered every village he's ever passed through. The villagers have hired a collection of murderers, including a Viking berserker, a Rogue legion, a Persian mystic, a Bedouin clan, a Mongolian gunner, a Chinese ablutionist, and if that wasn't enough, the most terrifying killer of all, a mythic figure only known as "Cid." With rich illustrations throughout, here is an epic tapestry and buddy comedy all at once, a heartfelt tale of what makes a family, the expansive nature of love, and the precise market value of a good story." -- Jacket flap

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781646143030
  • ISBN: 1646143035
  • Physical Description: 213 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Montclair, NJ : Levine Querido, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is an Arthur A. Levine book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 207).
Formatted Contents Note:
The First Time I Was Stoned to Death... -- Monkey, Donkey, Master, Mule -- The Expensive Nature of Love -- Our Well-Being Hindered by a Well Being Hindered -- A List of Killers and Reasons for Killing -- Enter the Viking Berserker -- A Little Sleep, a Little Folding of the Hands to Rest -- Death by Dreaming -- Enter the Mongol Gunner -- The Buyer of Dreams -- Ablutions and Pollutions -- A Quick Aside -- Enter the Rogue Legion of the Roman Army -- The End of My Testimony -- The Cost of Six Bolts of Silk -- The Expansive Nature of Love.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 2024.
Subject: Adventure stories.
Assassins > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Assassins > Fiction.
Silk Road > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Action and adventure fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Susquehanna County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Forest City J NAYE (Text) 38000000644829 SSQF Main Floor Available -
Montrose J NAYE (Text) 37000009614113 SSQM Outreach Available -

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