One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

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King Shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him. But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself. Her nightly stories--of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains--are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again... This illustrated edition brings together all the Arabian Nights tales in an original retelling by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

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Overview


King Shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him. But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself. Her nightly stories--of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains--are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again... This illustrated edition brings together all the Arabian Nights tales in an original retelling by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

(paperback reissue of ISBN 0-19-274500-X)

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Editorial Reviews

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"McCaughrean could probably weave a mesmerizing tale from the copy on the back of a cereal box."--Publishers Weekly

"Teachers and librarians will find this version a wonderful addition to school programs focusing on world literature." -- Territorial Tattler

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Veiled and exotic Scheherazade, the master storyteller, has her own story of love and intrigue, which the author has delicately woven around the spellbinding legends that have come to be known as the tales of the Arabian Nights. Scheherazade uses plots and fables to mesmerize the powerful king and hold back the executioner's ax. From Ali Baba to Aladdin, from Sinbad to lesser known but equally entertaining genies, her tales are full of humor, horror, wisdom, deceit, incredible adventure and love. This exciting version of the Arabian Nights is a magic carpet ride over the distant desert with just enough lavish illustrations (and more than enough descriptive language) to ignite the imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192750136
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/6/2000
  • Series: Oxford Story Collections Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 114,226
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Geraldine McCaughrean is the author of The Odyssey and other titles in the acclaimed Oxford Illustrated Classics series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2005

    OWESOME

    I DO NOT REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES I READ THIS BOOK. I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND JOY EVERY TIME.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    AP World History Review: This book is very intriguing and a quic

    AP World History Review: This book is very intriguing and a quick read for those who are not too fond of reading. 
    This book is comprised of 20 or more little stories wrapped into one big story. I thought the concept to be thought
    provoking. The main themes of this book are women and their rights, and exploration and adventure. This book
    is also where the western version of Aladdin was born from, and this book contains the original version of the 
    tale. It also takes place in many different places and cultures like Persia, and Arabia, as well as Islam and Christian religions. This book cant be put down, a very good read and very educational in the daily lives and cultural beliefs of common Asian peoples. I also loved that it gave you a variety  of stories and constantly kept you guessing. The writer definitely put her own twist on the story but without drastic change in the story itself. She had many credentials and is an exceptional writer. She also wrote the sequel to Peter Pan. So if you are looking for a story full of action and adventure, love and romance, i surest a thousand and one arabian nights for a book you wont be able to put down once you start!

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