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The Crow Who Stood on His Beak by Rafik Schami, Oliver Streich, Els Cools

Once upon a time there was a little crow who was not content just to sit in his nest all day like the other little crows. One day he taught himself to stand on his beak--much to the contempt of the older crows. The little crow's ability to stand on his beak came in handy, however, when he met the king of bird's, the beautiful but arrogant peacock. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558585270
Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1996
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.69(w) x 11.48(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rafik Schami was born in the Syrian capital Damascus in 1946, where hefounded a newspaper Al-Muntalek displayed on the walls of the old city.In 1971 he emigrated to Germany, where he worked in factories and restaurantswhile studying chemistry and writing for newspapers and journals.Eight years later he graduated with a Ph.D. and then in 1980 founded theliterary group 'Sudwind' (South wind) and a multi-cultural organizationcalled 'PoLiKunst-Verein'. He received several literary prizes including theHermann-Hesse-Preis and the Prix de Lecture. His latest novel Die dunkleSeite der Liebe (The Dark Side of Love) was published by Hanser in 2004.Rafik Schami has written this book with the culinary help of his sister MarieFadel.

Anthea Bell (translator) is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's "Austerlitz", and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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