Tales from the Arabian nights : stories of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal

by Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 398.2 Napoli
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Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tales and ignites children's imaginations.
Shah Rayar & Shah Zaman
The donkey, the ox, & the merchants
The merchant & the Jinni
The first sheikh
The second sheikh
The third sheikh's story & the tale of the fisherman & the Jinni
King Yunan & Sage Duban
The husband & the parrot & the ogress
The three apples
The Vizier's two sons
Qamar Al-Zaman
Ali Baba & the forty theives
The ebony horse
Sindbad the sailor
Sindbad the sailor, voyage 1
Sindbad the sailor, voyage 2
Sindbad the sailor, voyage 3
Sindbad the sailor, voyage 4
Sindbad the sailor, voyage 5
Sindbad the sailor, voyage 6
Sindbad the sailor, the final voyage
Prince Hussain & the magic carpet
Maaruf the cobbler
Maaruf the cobbler concludes.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The success of this collection of tales from the Arabian Nights (focusing on 45 instead of the full 1,001) will depend on the reader's ability to put aside outrage at Scheherazade's predicament. The individual tales, full of adventure, magic, love, and betrayal, are often known to Western readers, even those who aren't familiar with the complete work. Despite author Napoli's efforts to convince her readers that these stories are more optimistic than those found in other ancient and medieval mythologies, because they embody innovation, an interest in exploration, and loyalty, they are still bookended by the delicate machinations of a woman who is fighting for her life, and who bore three children to her husband over the course of those 1,001 nights. As a collection, the book straddles the line between pleasure reading enhanced by the vibrant and highly stylized artwork and a scholarly source, complete with sidebars, maps of the ancient Arab world, and additional sources for those interested in further pursuit.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Napoli and Balit follow their collections of Egyptian, Greek, and Norse myth with a selection of the stories recounted by Scheherazade, a girl "subject to the whims of a man so deeply wounded his ego wobbles with every step," as Napoli writes in her introduction. Brief sidebars provide context and insight into the stories: a discussion titled "Horses in History" accompanies Sindbad the sailor's fourth voyage, and an overview of the use of rugs joins "The Tale of Prince Hussain and the Magic Carpet." Balit's ornate tableaus feature fluid forms and gold accents, helping evoke the drama and mystery of the tales. The supplemental educational content, including a map of the ancient Arab world and notes on Napoli's approach to her skilled retellings, allows for a deeper understanding of these stories and their significance within a larger cultural context. Ages 8-12. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Folklore -- Arab countries -- Juvenile literature.
Arabs -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Arab countries.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2016
Other Titles Arabian nights
Contributors Balit, Christina, illustrator.
Language English
Description 208 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781426325403
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