Tales From the Arabian Nights Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal by Donna Jo Napoli, National Geographic Kids

Tales From the Arabian Nights Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal

Written by Donna Jo Napoli, National Geographic Kids
Illustrated by
Part of the Stories & Poems Series


Tales From the Arabian Nights Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal by Donna Jo Napoli, National Geographic Kids

Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tales and ignites children's imaginations.


A brilliant tapestry woven not of yarn but of stories, both fresh and faithful to its historical roots. -- Kirkus Starred Review The supplemental educational content, including a map of the ancient Arab world and notes on Napoli's approach to her skilled retellings, allows for a deeper understanding of these stories and their significance within a larger cultural context. -- Publishers Weekly As a collection, the book straddles the line between pleasure reading--enhanced by the vibrant and highly stylized artwork--and a scholarly source, complete with sidebars, maps of the ancient Arab world, and additional sources for those interested in further pursuit. -- Booklist A generation raised on Disney films will recognize some of the tales, and the sheer power of the storytelling will sweep them along through the rest... And really, it simply isn't possible to beat the sheer drama of the high-stakes premise of this important literary treasure... This is a must-have for collections and young readers everywhere. -- The Booklist Reader Highly recommended, especially for private browsing and public library collections. -- Midwest Book Review .

About the Author

The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 10 years


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Publication date

25th October 2016



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