Hamda and Fisaikra by Kaltham Al-Ghanem
  

Synopsis

Hamda and Fisaikra by Kaltham Al-Ghanem

The Cinderella story is known across the world in many versions. The story of Hamda, or the Gulf Cinderella, takes place at the edge of the sea, where the magical Fisaikra fish comes to the rescue of poor Hamda, and brings her together with the charming prince. Available in Arabic and English editions, this is a perfect book for all parents and educators looking for children's books on the culture of the Arabian Gulf.

Reviews

In this, her first children's book, Kaltham al-Ghanim's interest in folklore is evident in the cadences of her engaging narrative which is full of the rich detail of life in the Arabian Gulf. This is also illustrator May al-Mannai's first book and her stylised, richly patterned illustrations, which incorporate collage, make confident use of the page. A beautiful production. Also available in Arabic. Books for Keeps Magazine

About the Author

Kaltham Al Ghanem is Professor of sociology and Director of Center for Humanities and Social Sciences at Qatar University. She has worked in several areas of Sociological and Anthropological research in the Arabian Gulf and is the winner of many prizes for her research. She is also currently head of the committee for of the national prize for children's literature and member of the editorial management of Folk Proverbs magazine. This is her first book for children. May Al Mannai is an illustrator and graphic designer who works at Al Jazeera Children's Channel in Qatar. This is her first book.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Kaltham Al-Ghanem
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing

Publication date

11th April 2011

ISBN

9789992178874


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