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The Friends of Abu Ali: Three More Tales of the Middle East

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Retells three more adventures of muddle-headed Abu Ali including "The Bag of Rice," "Cake for Sale," and "The Donkey's Shadow."
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 1st 1978 by Macmillan Publishing
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Nancy O'Toole
The Friends of Abu Ali collect three folk tales from the Middle East starting Abu Ali and his two closest friends. This collection starts with “A Bag of Rice” which tells of Abu Ali borrowing rice from his friends, and the humorous results. In “Cake for Sale,” Abu Ali and Hamid make a cake together. In “The Donkey's Shadow” Abu Ali and Nouri take a trip on the back of a Donkey. All three tales are illustrated by Harold Berson, who's wispy style of art changes back and forth from full color to bl ...more
Apr 19, 2010 Chanin rated it really liked it
Another set of silly stories. The kids laugh and giggle. Abu Ali really is crazy. I'm sad these aren't in print any more. We have to put our name on the list for months to get them. I guess I need to break down and buy them off alibris.
Jan 31, 2011 Gail rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I will revisit this book when my three year old is older so she can understand the stories better.
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