• Naji and the Mystery of the Dig

  • By: Vahid Imani
  • Narrated by: Amy Gorelow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There’s a deep, dark hole in Naji’s yard and it’s full of secrets. But will the girl’s curiosity lead her to answers, or disaster?

When Naji wakes to a strange sound she discovers a group of workers digging a hole just outside her room. Filled with intrigue, she wonders what they’ll find at the bottom. Sleeping monsters? Skeletons and curses?

Her father warns her to stay away. The worksite is no place for a child, and if she isn’t careful, she’ll be snatched up by a Looloo; mythical creatures that lurk in the shadows. Summoning her courage, Naji decides to investigate - until a terrible event leaves the whole neighborhood panicking. Have the terrifying Looloos struck again? As it turns out, the answer is far more surprising than Naji and her father could ever imagine.

Based on a true story, this award-winning middle-grade audiobook includes a glossary, study projects, and discussion questions. Join Naji on a suspense-filled exploration of Persian culture and folklore as she learns that sometimes, the best adventures are waiting right under your nose.

©2014 Vahid Imani (P)2021 Vahid Imani

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My 8yr old daughter and I enjoyed hearing this together

The voices of the characters made this book come to life. We enjoyed learning about a new culture and country thru Naji. We really liked the ending and how unexpected it was.

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wonderful book

This is a wonderful book. My daughter loved it! The story is very engaging. I highly recommend!

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Loved Naji and the Mystery of the Dig

wonderfully written and narrated by great story tellers. The story is told threw the imagination of a 8 year old girl that’s lives in a Iran Muslim home. How similar are her adventures to our own is amazing. Children are children all over the world. Nani’s imagination that grows fear and intuition leads to growing up to understand adults and possibly her ideas were correct! Very well told by the narrator, and the story is truly entertaining. A very young child to adults would enjoy this well written story.

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Lighthearted and entertaining.

Fun book for older elementary school kids. Naji is a curious determined little girl that captivates her audience.

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Naji and the Mystery of the Dig

This is an enjoyable story. It provides a glimpse into another culture. Young girls will enjoy the curiosity of the main character. It has a delightful ending.