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The Stone of Destiny: Tales from Turkey


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For centuries, caravans of camels have travelled Turkeyand#8217;s Silk Roads piled high with exotic cargoes from India, Arabia and China. When a poor stonecutter called Salahaddin makes a miraculous find, he sets off on a perilous journey along the Silk Road to Istanbul and resorts to telling stories to stay alive. Brimming with scents, sounds and sinister merchants, this rich hoard of storiesand#160;and#8212; including "The Prince," "The Nightingale and the Silent Princess," "All for a Wrinkled Pomegranate,"and#160;and "The Salt and The Golden Watermelons"and#160;and#8212; is stylishly illustrated by Paul Hess and makes a sparkling introduction to a land still steeped in mystery.

About the Author

Elspeth Tavaci was born and brought up in Bradford, and took a Drama degree at the University of Wales. Moving to London, she worked backstage at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and then in advertising. Retraining as an English teacher, she took a job in Istanbul teaching English as a foreign language. She now works at Selt Publishing, where she writes English as a Foreign Language texts. She and her Turkish husband live in an apartment overlooking the Bosphorus and the old city. Paul Hess was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Dragon of Krakow, Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, The King with Horse's Ears and The King and the Seed. He lives in Northumberland, U.K.

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Tavaci, Elspeth
Frances Lincoln Ltd
Hess, Paul
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Trade Paper
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Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
BandW illustrations throughout
7.75 x 5 in 4 oz
Age Level:
from 8 up to 11

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