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Ghaddar the Ghoul and Other Palestinian Stories
     

Ghaddar the Ghoul and Other Palestinian Stories

by Sonia Nimr, Hannah Shaw (Illustrator), Ghada Karmi (Introduction)
 

Why do snakes eat frogs? What makes a man-eating ghoul turn vegetarian? And how can a woman make a bored prince smile? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this delicious anthology of Palestinian folk tales collected and retold by Sonia Nimr. A wry sense of humour runs through the characterful women, genial tricksters and mischievous

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Why do snakes eat frogs? What makes a man-eating ghoul turn vegetarian? And how can a woman make a bored prince smile? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this delicious anthology of Palestinian folk tales collected and retold by Sonia Nimr. A wry sense of humour runs through the characterful women, genial tricksters and mischievous animals who make an appearance. Sonia's upbeat storytelling, bubbling with wit and humour, will delight readers discovering for the first time the rich tradition of Palestinian storytelling.

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This anthology would make an excellent addition to any classroom collection of traditional tales from around the world. Entertainingly told, Nimr's Palestinian stories interweave the familiar ingredients of rich imagery, patterned language and repeated action, all against a backdrop of Arabian land, culture and folklore. In a monocultural classroom, this collection would broaden horizons and challenge assumptions; in a multicultural one, it could stimulate the sharing, comparing and valuing of folktales from a whole host of different peoples and lands. Read, re-tell and enjoy!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845075231
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Frances Lincoln Folktales from Around the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sonia Nimr is a writer living in Palestine. She teaches at Bir Zeit University and lives in Ramallah with her young son. She collaborated with Elizabeth Laird on A Little Piece of Ground (Macmillan), the first children's novel to be published in the UK about events in the occupied West Bank from the perspective of a Palestinian boy and his family.Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but has also worked in a chocolate shop and a bead factory. Since childhood she has had a passion for writing stories and creating characters to illustrate them. She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire, U.K.

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