Synopses & Reviews
King Shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him. But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself. Her nightly stories--of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains--are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again... This illustrated edition brings together all the Arabian Nights
tales in an original retelling by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.
(paperback reissue of ISBN 0-19-274500-X)
"McCaughrean could probably weave a mesmerizing tale from the copy on the back of a cereal box." --Publishers Weekly
"This exciting version of the Arabian Nights is a magic carpet ride over the distant desert with just enough illustrations (and more than enough rich language) to ignite the imagination." --South Florida Parenting
"McCaughrean could probably weave a mesmerizing tale from the copy on the back of a cereal box."--Publishers Weekly
"Teachers and librarians will find this version a wonderful addition to school programs focusing on world literature." -- Territorial Tattler
About the Author
About the Author -
Geraldine McCaughrean is the author of The Odyssey and other titles in the acclaimed Oxford Illustrated Classics series.