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Haven, Paul.
New York : Random House, 2009
IL 3-6, RL 6.7
ISBN 0375933506
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In the Middle Eastern nation of Balabad a centuries old stolen carpet, a kidnapped carpet seller and seven keys add up to an exciting adventure for twelve year old Oliver Finch and his best friend Zee. Zee has heard his father talk about a secret brotherhood and when Mr. Haji, the carpet seller, disappears,  the boys are joined in their search for information by a girl named Alamai who's familiar with the ancient city and its dangers. The story has the classic elements of good and evil characters, a priceless lost treasure and even a one-eyed warrior. Life has gone from boring to life-threatening for Oliver and Zee in their quest to solve the mystery of the Seven Keys of Balabad. What more would a couple of twelve year old boys ask for?  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     Buried treasure -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Middle East -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.

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