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The Conference of the Birds by Alexis York Lumbard
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Nov 05, 2014

Read in August, 2012

This is a beautifully illustrated and unsophisticated version of the philosophical religious poem based on a thirteenth century Sufi parable by Attar and re- written for young people. I could not get through the stuffy translation I've had for years, and always wondered just what this book is about. Ms Lumbard extracts the essence of the book and creates a poetic tale of beauty and truth. What a lovely way to get across to youngsters (and, in fact, anyone) to look inside to find their true selves.
I will be getting a copy of this to send to my grandchildren.
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