Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Written by Philip Pullman
Illustrated by Ian Beck
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
5+ readers. Award-winning Philip Pullman has long treasured this feisty and magical story from The Arabian Nights. When the young Aladdin rubs a dirty old lamp a genie appears and offers the boy three wishes. Riches? Happiness? Excitement? Three wishes should bring Aladdin everything he wants. But, as he soon discovers, wishes are more complicated than they sound. Philip Pullman captures all the magic and excitement of this perennially popular story in his vivid retelling which is perfectly matched by Ian Beck’s illustrations. The result is a book to treasure.
The Lovereading Comment:
Ian Beck's lavish illustrations summon to mind the fantasy world of traditional folk tales transporting the reader right into the heart of Pullman's mesmerising and full-blooded retelling. Lots of jokes pay tribute to Aladdin’s hugely popular pantomime traditions and there are lavish embellishments to the familiar story of Aladdin, his mysterious ‘uncle’, the Jinnee and, of course, the magic lamp. All is told by Pullman in glorious tongue-rolling language that makes both the mystery and the magic strangely credible. This is a perfect gift which will captivate the entire family.
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman
Aladdin is a mischievous boy from China, who one day finds himself in possession of a magical lamp which, when rubbed, summons the powerful Jinnee of the Lamp. Join Aladdin as he flees from poverty, meets the beautiful Princess Badr-al-Budur and defeats the evil sorcerer Moor.
"Written with masterly ease from the reigning master of children's literature” - The Daily Telegraph
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