Master storyteller Stephen Mitchell brings three of the best loved stories from The Arabian Nights to independent young readers ready for adventure. All richly illustrated with lustrous line drawings throughout, they are here for young readers to rediscover: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Abu Keer and Abu Seer, and Aladdin and the Magic Lamp in its original setting of China. These stories will bring you to a whole new world; one where clever wit will save the day, thieves give chase with swords and spears, kings can kill with a glance, honesty is rewarded with a vast, unheard-of treasure.
|Publisher:||Walker & Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.21(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.81(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
STEPHEN MITCHELL was born in Brooklyn, studied at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and spent seven years in Zen training. His many books include the award-winning The Wishing Bone and Other Poems.
TOM POHRT is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Crow and Weasel by Barry Lopez and The Wishing Bone and Other Poems by Stephen Mitchell. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and daughter.
Table of Contents
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1
Abu Keer and Abu Seer 35
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp 83
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story had the classic tale of ali baba and the forty thieves. Ali baba accidentally stumbled unto the gold. After taking the gold his brother found out and took some too, but was caught. The thieves came after ali baba but thier worker girl saved them and married his son. This had both good morals and bad. just a fun read, especially if they like alladin.