A brother and sister's search for a new life and new home . . .
years ago in ancient Mesopotamia during a terrible drought, Jomar and
Zefa's father must send his children away to the city of Ur because he
can no longer feed them. At fourteen, Jomar is old enough to apprentice
with Sidah, a master goldsmith for the temple of the moongod, but there
is no place for Zefa in Sidah's household. Zefa, a talented but
untrained musician, is forced to play her music and sing for alms on the
streets of Ur.
Marjorie Cowley vividly imagines the intrigues, and harsh struggle for survival in ancient Mesopotamia.