Sitt Sobhiye


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Signing day



This is the first book fully written and illustrated by myself, with Arabic translation provided by Samar Mahfouz Barraj. It was published by Turning Point Books in November 2013.

A tiny village faces a big problem: its fortune-teller, Sitt Sobhiye, can no longer see a white horse in her cups of coffee! If it is not found, the village girls might not be able to marry. Farida, a strong and determined girl, is sent on a long journey to find the magical creature and restore harmony and order to her village.

Will she succeed in her quest? Which great truths will she discover along the way? Find out through this enchanting tale and its whimsical illustrations that will captivate both the young and the young at heart.

This is what the media had to say about the book:

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An-Nahar (Arabic):

L’Orient-Le-Jour (French):


Turning Point Books


Writing, illustration