THE MANY ASSASSINATIONS OF SAMIR, THE SELLER OF DREAMS
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Silk Road comes to life in this picaresque epic adventure with twists, turns and a wonderful surprise ending from Printz Medalist Daniel Nayeri.
This is the tale of an exciting journey along the Silk Road with a young Monk and his newfound guardian, Samir, a larger than life character and the so-called “Seller of Dreams.”
The man is a scammer; his biggest skill being the ability to talk his way into getting what he wants. While that talking did save Monkey’s life, it has left a lot of people furious with Samir— furious enough to hire assassins.
Monkey decides to try and save Samir from the attempts on his life—as a way to pay off his debt! If he can save Samir six times, he’ll be a free man...but will they all survive that long?
Fans of Salman Rushdie's Haroun and The Sea of Stories and The Little Prince will fall in love with the bond between Monkey and Samir in this swashbuckling all-ages page-turner from national bestseller Daniel Nayeri, featuring full-color illustrations from Daniel Miyares.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. His autobiographical novel, Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story) was the winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, the Christopher Medal, and the Middle Eastern Book Award. He is a former publisher, editor, and pastry chef. He lives with his wife and son in an Airstream in one of America's great National Parks.