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Why do snakes eat frogs? What makes a man-eating ghoul become a vegetarian? How can a woman make a bored prince smile? And what’s a king to do when a princess refuses to marry him? The answers are found in this engaging compilation of Palestinian folk tales, cleverly retold by Sonia Nimr. The charismatic women, genial tricksters, mischievous animals, and other colorful cha ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published February 4th 2008 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books (first published February 4th 2007)
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Emma Reed
This is a charming, interesting and easy read (designed for children) with nice illustrations and a witty tone.
So, the 100th book in the reading challenge; a book that I found in a tiny bookshop in a back street of Winchester. How can you turn down a book that starts with Ghadddar the Ghoul and his magic three hairs, and then goes on to talk about dreams, magic horses and glowing feathers, dancing jasmine and singing water, the reasons for snakes eating frogs, foxes outwitting wolves, and the wonderfully surreal story that starts and ends with lies. Great for bedtime reading; great to have more stories t ...more
Yumi Learner
A couple of days ago I read this book. The book has a lot of mythologies from an Arabic country. When I read the stories, I felt very nostalgic because the mythologies and Japanese ones were so similar. They reminded me of my mom reading me a lot of Japanese stories when I was a kid. They also reminded me of me reading my daughter them.
I like reading mythologies because they are always Falstaffian.
A delightful, light-hearted collection full of heroes and humor. I especially enjoyed the stories featuring ghouls. It always cracks me up how quickly they turn from wanting to eat you alive to talking politely when you do something nice for them.
I already know most of the stories told, but never get to read them in such a book, in which they're written very beautifully and simply. I admire such works that help preserving our folk heritage.
Fun stuff. Folk tales from other cultures is always a blast to read. The only real problem I have with this collection is that it's too short.
This was a fun and interesting collection of folk tales. Great material for anyone interested in stepping outside the western cannon.
Cute. An nice little book of Palestinian stories. Cute size;cute illustrations.
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