Synopses & Reviews
Seven wonderful early adventure tales to enthrall young readers, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake The son of a rich merchant, Sinbad spends his time squandering his wealth until he realizes that he must make better use of his fortune. So, with a ship full of valuable goods to trade, he sets sail from Baghdad on a series of seven wonderful voyages full of peril, shipwreck, heroism, danger, fabulous treasures, and terrifying monsters. Originally part of the Arabian Nights stories, the adventures of Sinbad are among the first adventure stories created to thrill audiences.
"Both beautiful and accessible." —The Wall Street Journal
"John Yeoman's calm, intelligent prose retains a hint of the ornate Middle Eastern storytelling tradition—all very readably—while illustrator Quentin Blake's brilliantly brisk, tangled lines give a feeling of lightheartedness even to scenes of terror and danger." —The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
John Yeoman and Quentin Blake's previous collaborations include The Bear's Water Picnic, The Bear's Winter House, The Heron and the Crane, Mouse Trouble, Our Village, and The Wild Washerwoman. Best known for his Roald Dahl illustrations, Quentin Blake has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.