Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Real Reads)
The horsemen stopped close to where Ali Baba was hiding. He could scarcely breathe. As they dismounted he counted them – there were forty in all, and they were carrying bags of gold, silver and precious stones.
When Ali Baba goes into the forest as usual to gather wood to sell, he can hardly imagine that it is the start of an amazing adventure that will change his life.
After he discovers the secret of the treasure cave, his good fortune soon turns into terrible danger. Can he ever live safely again with his wife and family?
Ali Baba’s brother Cassim is a rich man, but cares little for the happiness of others. Where will his selfishness lead him?
Morgiana, the servant girl, is faced with a deadly crisis. Is she clever and brave enough to save herself and Ali Baba’s family from destruction?
This story was retold by Abdul-Fattah Sabri and illustrated by Sura Ghazwan.
Publisher: Real Reads
KitaabWorld Book Review: The famous story behind the phrase ‘Khulja Sim Sim!’ or Open Sesame! See how Ali Baba trip to the forest leads him to adventure and riches from the secret treasure cave, and how he must outwit the forty thieves. A wonderful world of fantasy and treasure that is remarkable even today, centuries after it was first told. Also see this bilingual version in English and Hindi.
This book is also part of our FOLKTALES FROM ISLAMIC TRADITIONS book list.