Author: Anupa LalPublisher: ScholasticYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 148ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788176558488
Welcome to a magical world… Where lamps bring forth wish-fulfilling genies, princesses appear mysteriously in the middle of the night, valleys are filled with diamonds, sorcerers plan, plot and execute diabolical schemes, fish have heads like owls, and giant birds carry away men without even realising it! This is the world of Tales from the Arobian Nights, a collection of stories compiled over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Persia. Though a definitive manuscript has never been found, several versions date the collection to AD 800-900.In this collection, we bring you there of the best-known stories from this collection: the tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp with the genie who can make all wishes come true, of Ali Baba, who finds a cave full of treasures in the forest, and of Sindbad the Sailor whose seven voyages take him to fabulous lands where danger and adventure lurk. Anupa Lal’s lively retelling captures the wonder and magic of the tales.