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Tenggren's golden tales from the Arabian nights
Tenggren, Gustaf, 1896-1970.
First Random House edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Golden Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
114 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Illustrated retellings of ten stories of Scheherazade, along with the legend of how they came to be told.
General Note:
"The most famous stories from the great classic a thousand and one nights."
Scheherazade or The story of these stories -- Aladdin and the wonderful lamp -- Ali Baba and the forty thieves -- The Caliph and the cucumbers -- The magic horse -- The fisherman and the afreet -- The sleeper awakened -- Sinbad the sailor -- The man who never laughed -- The Serpent Queen -- The poor man's dream.
Added Uniform Title:
Arabian nights. English. Selections. 2003.

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Central Library PZ8.S4195 TE 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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The city is under siege! The King, enraged by his wife's dishonesty, has vowed to marry every young woman in the city only to have each bride beheaded the following day at sunrise. But Scheherazade, the beautiful and wise daughter of the King's vizier, foils the King's plans by telling stories so captivating and imaginative that the King delays her death every day to hear how each enchanted tale ends. From "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" to "Sinbad the Sailor," the most famous stories from the great classicA Thousand and One Nightscomprise this collection of beautifully told tales--brought powerfully to life by the vivid illustrations of Gustaf Tenggren.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Originally published in 1957, Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights: The Most Famous Stories from the Great Classic A Thousand and One Nights, retold by Margaret Soifer and Irwin Shapiro, gathers 11 well-known tales told by Scheherazade to the king, to save her life and those of her countrywomen. Fantastical illustrations by Gustaf Tenggren bring to life genies, monsters, magicians, princesses, palaces and the exotic backdrops in tales such as "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and "Sinbad the Sailor." (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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