The Boy Without a Name (English-Urdu)
When a boy is born, his parents are visited by a wise man who tells them not to name their son. He will give him a name when he is older. This is the story of how the boy seeks and eventually finds his own name and is able to discard an old dream for a new and wonderful one.
Among the many insights that this story introduces to children is the idea that it takes patience and resolve to achieve one’s goals in life.
For more than 30 years Idries Shah's collections of Teaching-Stories and narratives from the Sufi tradition have captivated the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Shah selected the majority of these tales from oral sources. They are repeated in homes, courts and caravanserais throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
Age: 6 and up
Number of Pages: 38
Publisher: Hoopoe Books
Author: Idries Shah (author), Mona Caron (illustrator)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches