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Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights

4.53  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The city is under siege! The King, enraged by his wife's dishonesty, has vowed to marry every young woman in the city only to have each bride beheaded the following day at sunrise. But Scheherazade, the beautiful and wise daughter of the King's vizier, foils the King's plans by telling stories so captivating and imaginative that the King delays her death every day to hear ...more
Library Binding, 96 pages
Published 1957 by Simon and Schuster
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Doc-mok
Jan 30, 2012 Doc-mok rated it really liked it
Read to the kids and talked about these famous stories. Even better that the book was mine from when I was a kid!
Sorento62
May 05, 2015 Sorento62 rated it it was amazing
I had this as a child. The tales were exotic, fascinating, sometimes scary or puzzling. Fabulous illustrations!
Ann Waterman
Jan 14, 2015 Ann Waterman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james
Illustrations are lush and stories are well told.
David
Feb 21, 2013 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, tier-0
This is a great introduction to The Arabian Nights for children.
Lindsay Luke
Feb 18, 2017 Lindsay Luke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kids book with 11 stories from the Arabian Nights. Another one I never read as a kid. It turns out the Aladdin takes place in China! Who knew? The illustrations are great and the stories should be understandable for kids. People don't follow instructions and bad things happen to them, plenty of people meet unfortunate ends, but the heroes of the stories all survive.
Matt Saunders
Oct 29, 2015 Matt Saunders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful illustrations, and a nice retelling of the tales from the Arabian Nights that strikes a nice balance between completeness and readability for kids.

It includes all the important plot points from the stories, while dropping some of the cultural references that could be confusing for modern audiences. For example, it omits the way the captain of the thieves aroused suspicion by refusing to eat salt at Ali Baba's house.

It does include some of the violent parts, such as how Ali Baba's broth
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Lisa Wuertz
Feb 26, 2015 Lisa Wuertz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great kid-friendly version.
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