|Twenty-two lively tales introduce Mulla Nasruddin, one of the most loved characters in the Muslim world. Also known as Khoja, he is amusing and unusually wise. The mixed media illustrations tap into the architecture, pottery, fabric, colors, landscapes, and peoples of the rich Islamic culture. An introduction sets the scene for the tales. Also included are an illustrator’s note, a glossary, a pronunciation guide, and a list of sources. mjw|
|Title: The Wise Fool: Fables From The Islamic World
Author: Shahrukh Husain
Illustrator: Micha Archer
Publisher: Barefoot Books. Cambridge, MA
Paperback pages: 64
Age range: 8-11
Genre: Picture Book, Folktales
Author’s ethnicity: Born in Pakistan
Author’s residence: London
Illustrator’s ethnicity: U.S.
Illustrator’s residence: U.S.
Subjects: Folktales, fairytales, and myths; Humor; Islamic civilization; Multicultural