The Arabian Nights
Written by Robert Leeson
Illustrated by Christina Balit
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Everyone knows the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves but other stories that make up the Arabian Nights are less well known, though they have so much to offer readers of all ages. There are ten stories in Robert Leeson and Christina Balit’s retelling, a mix of comedy, magic and romance, and they are full of excitement, suspense and the exoticism (not Once upon a time here, but There was, and there was not …) that makes them so special. Leeson gets tone and pace just right and Christina Balit’s glowing full page illustrations make this an edition to treasure. Like King Sharayar, readers will be left eager for another instalment each evening! ~ Andrea Reece
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The Arabian Nights by Robert Leeson
The king of Baghdad trusts no woman. Each night he takes a new bride, only to execute her in the morning. Brave Shahrazad offers herself as his bride, and captures the king's heart by telling stories. For these ten masterly retellings, entrancing and gloriously funny by turns, Robert Leeson has selected a feast of tales that give a rich flavour of the Thousand and One Nights.
The collection ranges from well-loved tales of treasure, magical power and quick wits (Aladdin, The Fisherman and the Jinni, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) to hilarious romps (The Woman with Five Suitors, The Story of the Hunchback, The Sleeper and the Waker); it includes a magical romance (The Ebony Horse), and also a scattering of spiced sweetmeats (The Dream, The Donkey). Christina Balit's splendidly decorative illustrations together with a glossary and sources, create a classic that will enthral readers young and old.
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