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How Many Miles to Babylon?


Ten-year-old James leaves school one day and goes down to the basement of an abandoned house, as he has done many times before. It is here that he enacts the fantasy that his mother has woven for him: he is an African prince in hiding, guarded by his three great-aunts while his mother is in Africa fixing everything, telling people about him and the other African princes so that they can come together in their robes and feathers and lead the lives of princes again. In reality, James lives in a one-room apartment with his ...

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How Many Miles to Babylon?
2005, Front Street, Incorporated

ISBN-13: 9781932425390

2nd edition

Trade paperback

How Many Miles to Babylon?
2005, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9781417693832

Bound for Schools & Libraries edition


How Many Miles to Babylon
1982, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hemel Hempstead

ISBN-13: 9780027355901


How Many Miles to Babylon?
1980, Bradbury Press

ISBN-13: 9780878881642

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How Many Miles to Babylon?
1967, Scholastic Inc

ISBN-13: 9780590323918

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