Set in Baghdad, Iraq, this gripping novel will be treasured by young readers. The year is 1936, a period of upheaval, and anti-Jewish riots are sweeping the city. A courageous father decides he must attempt to send his daughter, thirteen year old Masuda, to the safer city of Aleppo.
Dresses as a non-Jew, Masuda's adventure begins! With her astute resourcefulness and bolstered by her strong Jewish faith, the girl manages to find her way to Aleppo, only to be caught up in a mysterious plot that threatens the heritage of the entire Jewish community. What is the secret connection between an exotic ring, a suspicious European Jew and an ancient Sefer Torah?
True to her Sephardic heritage, author A. Shalom faithfully recreates the Jewish experience in Arab countries. As in her previous novel, Through the Flames of Aleppo, the color, flavor and rich culture of these ancient lands come alive through her inspired pen. Masuda's heart thumping, electrifying adventure is destined to become a classic of Jewish children's literature.