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Tales from the Arabian Nights : Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal
by Donna Jo Napoli and Christina Balit


Overview - Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tals and ignites children's imaginations.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781426325403
  • ISBN-10: 1426325401
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-13
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.85 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Napoli and Balit follow their collections of Egyptian, Greek, and Norse myth with a selection of the stories recounted by Scheherazade, a girl subject to the whims of a man so deeply wounded his ego wobbles with every step, as Napoli writes in her introduction. Brief sidebars provide context and insight into the stories: a discussion titled Horses in History accompanies Sindbad the sailors fourth voyage, and an overview of the use of rugs joins The Tale of Prince Hussain and the Magic Carpet. Balits ornate tableaus feature fluid forms and gold accents, helping evoke the drama and mystery of the tales. The supplemental educational content, including a map of the ancient Arab world and notes on Napolis approach to her skilled retellings, allows for a deeper understanding of these stories and their significance within a larger cultural context. Ages 812. (Oct.)

 
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