The Arabian Nights
Lebanese author Wafa Tarnowska opens a window onto the Arab world with her magnificent translation of eight stories from A Thousand and One Nights. This edition is notable for combining favorites such as Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp with less familiar tales such as The Diamond Anklet and The Speaking Bird and the Singing Tree. The collection also features the frame stories about Shahriyar and Shahrazade.
Age: 9 - 12 years
Number of Pages: 120
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Author: Wafa Tarnowska (Author), Carole Henaff (Illustrator)
Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: An engrossing translation of eight stories from the 1001 Nights collection of fantasy and folklore common throughout the Middle East and South Asia. The author sets the stage beginning with Shahrazade’s story and her ability to keep King Shahriyar enthralled with her tales, and moves on to more familiar tales of Aladdin and less known ones such as ‘The Diamond Anklet’ and ‘The Speaking Bird and The Singing Tree’. Ideal for older elementary and middle grade kids. See another version StoryTeller: Tales from the Arabian Nights here.
This book is also part of our FOLKTALES FROM ISLAMIC TRADITIONS book list.