One Thousand And One Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

One Thousand And One Arabian Nights

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
Part of the Oxford Story Collections Series

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A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, an exciting story every night. She tells her wonderful stories until the King realizes that he won't be able to live without them...


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The Tale of Ala al-Din and his Wonderful Lamp is only one of the many wonderful stories - magic, humorous, cruel - that Queen Shahrazad told the King in order to delay her execution.
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Synopsis

One Thousand And One Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughrean

Queen Shaharazad tells stories to her murdering husband, King Shahryar, every night, to delay her inevitable execution. He is so intrigued in the magical stories Shaharazad tells, he can't bring himself to kill her.

Reviews

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 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 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 McCaughrean could probably weave a mesmerizing tale from the copy on the back of a cereal box. --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Book Info

Format

Paperback (b Format)
288 pages

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

15th July 1999

ISBN

9780192750136

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