SON OF THE SAHARA by Kelman Frost

SON OF THE SAHARA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From the tip of his red felt tarboosh down to his sandaled toes, 15-year-old Abu ben Tarik is ready to spring into action. He rides through gunfire, travels miles through the desert without water, climbs up and down a sheer precipice, shares an infinitesimal jutting rock with a tarantula, gets whacked over the head twice, sprains an ankle, but, like Donald Duck, comes out whole and unscathed. Always accompanied by his trusty saluki dog (even in the chases across the desert), he saves his 20-year-old brother from being murdered by angry Berbers, retrieves guns smuggled from the French, and foils an attempted coup. What a source of teenage masculine empathy--but nothing more.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1965
Publisher: Roy