Whisper Of The East: Tales From Arabia

This magical collection of six folk stories from the fascinating world of the East contains The Secret of the Black Dress from Arabia, Jamil and Jamila from Syria, The Fisherman and the Djinn adapted from A Thousand and One Nights, The Little Camel from Palestine, The Old Pair of Shoes from Arabia, and The Fisherman and the Mermaid from Arabia.  The illustrations in red and teal are reminiscent of screen-printing.  This interactive book concludes with a glossary, a map of the Middle East, suggestions for making your own fairytales, the Arabic script, and drawing and painting ideas.  The final endpapers represent a fairytale alphabet in English and Arabic. mjw
Title: Whisper Of The East: Tales From Arabia
Author: Franziska Meiners
: Franziska Meiners
: North South Books, Inc. New York
: 2018
Original Language
: German
: David Henry Wilson
Original Title
: Das Flustern des Orients
Original Publisher
: NordSud Verlag AG. Zurich, Switzerland
Original Copyright
: 2018
: 978-0-7358-4323-3
Hardcover pages
: 112
Age range
: 4-8
: Fiction, Short Stories, Folktales
Book setting
: Arabia, Syria, Palestine
Author’s ethnicity
: German
Author’s residence
: Cologne
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: German
Illustrator’s residence
: Cologne
: Fairytales and folklore, Middle East, Storytelling

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