The ragamuffin Aladdin finds an old lamp which makes his fortune; a prince disappears on a flying horse: a falcon proves wiser than a king...These tales of kings and princes, magicians, and talking beasts, which were daily entertainment in India, Persia and Arabia over a thousand years ago, are retold especially for children in this vivid, fresh collection. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Some of the best-loved stories in the world, originating in Persia, India and Arabia, retold especially for children.
Editor N. J. Dawood (27 August 1927 20 November 2014) was an Iraqi-Jewish translator whose lively and poetic English translation of The Koran has never been out of print.
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