A Sufi teaching tale of a boy without a name who visits a wise man and acquires both a name and a wonderful dream.
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"Un mensaje de paz y felicidad... Un satisfactorio cuento para la hora de dormir que animará sueños agradables"
"Through repeated readings, these stories provoke fresh insight and more flexible thought in children. Beautifully illustrated."
- NEA Today - The Magazine of the National Education Association.
"A través de lecturas repetidas, estas historias promueven en los niños una nueva visión y flexibilidad mental. Bellamente ilustrados."
- NEA Today -La Revista de la National Education Association.
"The lively and colorful artwork evokes the Middle Eastern setting."
- School Library Journal
"... the religious significance is set aside in favor of a broader message of peace and happiness ... this is a satisfying bedtime story that will encourage pleasant dreams to drift into little ears."
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- 8.79(w) x 11.51(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Idries Shah spent much of his life collecting Sufi classical narratives and teaching stories from oral and written sources in the Middle East and Central Asia and publishing them in book form. The eleven tales he wrote especially for children are published by Hoopoe as beautifully illustrated books, all of which have been commended by Western educators and psychologists, the Library of Congress, National Public Radio and other media for their unique ability to foster social-emotional development, thinking skills and perception in children and adults alike. Told for centuries, these stories express universal themes and a positive representation of important but often misunderstood cultures, showing how much we have in common and what we can learn from each other. They acknowledge a child's individuality and uniqueness and encourage a sense of confidence, responsibility and purpose.
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Exquisite! Idries Shah has written the most interesting books in the English language. The boy without a name has become my daughter¿s favorite book wonderful, wonderful strory!!!
My 4-year-old got this book for her birthday and it's now her absolute favorite. This is the book she asks for it every night ¿ which makes her dad and me happy because we love reading it. Who knows why, but I do know that the books and stories I loved most as a kid were just like this one ¿ they invoked a sense of magic and fulfillment just beyond my everyday world that I knew in my heart of hearts I could aspire to. What more could we ask for in a book for our kids?