To save herself from certain death, the beautiful Scheherazade must beguile a Persian sultan with her enchanting stories. In two of her most well-known tales, Aladdin and Ali Baba's cleverness and quick-thinking save the day—and a great treasure. Andrew Lang’s masterful version of these ancient Middle Eastern folk tales will captivate listeners of all ages, just as they did when Scheherazade was the storyteller.
About the Author
Andrew Lang retold this excerpt from The Arabian Nights. He was a Scottish scholar and historian who compiled and edited twelve books of fairy tales from around the globe, thereby rejecting the Victorian belief that fairy tales are harmful to children. He believed that his readers "know very well how much is true and how much is only make-believe.”
Table of Contents
2. Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
3. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves