Fatima and the Dream Thiefby Rafik Schami, Els Cools (Illustrator), Oliver Streich (Illustrator)
When a poor widow falls ill from exhaustion, her children decide they must go out to work. First Hassan takes a job with a castle lord. Promised gold if he can hold his temper, Hassan fails the test, so his sister Fatima steps in to try her luck. Her efforts pay off in the satisfying conclusion to this exotic original fairy tale. FUll color.
Schami and his collaborators on The Crow Who Stood on His Beak (p. 536) have created a rich and fully realized setting for this robust story. The illustrations are extraordinaryforced in perspective, free in format, and lucid within the terms of the book's exotic realm. A visual treat with a gutsy heroine at its center.
- North-South Books, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.77(w) x 11.57(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Rafik Schami was born in the Syrian capital Damascus in 1946, where hefounded a newspaper Al-Muntalek displayed on the walls of the old city.In 1971 he emigrated to Germany, where he worked in factories and restaurantswhile studying chemistry and writing for newspapers and journals.Eight years later he graduated with a Ph.D. and then in 1980 founded theliterary group 'Sudwind' (South wind) and a multi-cultural organizationcalled 'PoLiKunst-Verein'. He received several literary prizes including theHermann-Hesse-Preis and the Prix de Lecture. His latest novel Die dunkleSeite der Liebe (The Dark Side of Love) was published by Hanser in 2004.Rafik Schami has written this book with the culinary help of his sister MarieFadel.
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This was a great story of persuing your dreams and overcoming adversity. I really enjoy reading this book.