The Arabian Nights is a collection of stories full of magic and adventure sure to be loved by all who venture into the delightful world of make-believe. Colorful illustrations by Milo Winters help to paint an exotic scene for the reader. An exciting and ageless adventure awaits. Recommended by The Gunston Trust for Nonviolence in Children's Literature. Ages 7-12.
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The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower
Sophie the giraffe's hopes for a quiet day are disrupted by noisy surprises in a story that incorporates interactive lift-flaps an...d five onomatopoeic sounds. 125,000 first printing. read more
Excerpt: .in the matter. How am I to know that she will not be proud, passionate, contemptuous, and recklessly extravagant, or tha...t her disposition will in any way suit mine?" "But, my son," urged Fatima, "you surely do not wish to be the last of a race which has reigned so long and so gloriously over this kingdom?" "Madam," said the prince, "I have no wish to survive the king, my father, but should I do so I will try to reign in such a manner as may be considered worthy of my predecessors." These and similar conversations proved to the Sultan how useless it was to argue with his son, and the year elapsed without bringing any change in the prince's ideas. At length a day came when the Sultan summoned him before the council, and there informed him that not only his own wishes but the good of the empire demanded his marriage, and desired him to give his answer before the assembled ministers. At this Camaralzaman grew so angry and spoke with so much heat that the king, naturally irritated at being opposed by his son in full council, ordered the prince to be arrested and locked up in an old tower, where he had nothing but a very little furniture, a few books, and a single slave to wait on him. Camaralzaman, pleased to be free to enjoy his books, showed himself very indifferent to his sentence. When night came he washed himself, performed his devotions, and, having read some pages of the Koran, lay down on a couch, without putting out the light near him, and was soon asleep. Now there was a deep well in the tower in which Prince Camaralzaman was imprisoned, and this well was a favourite resort of the fairy Maimoune, daughter of Damriat, chief of a legion of genii. Towards midnight Maimoune floated lightly up from the well, intending, according to her usual habit, to roam about the upper world as curiosity or accident might prompt. The light in the prince's room surprised her, and without disturbing the slave, who slept across the threshold, she entered the room, . read more
When the beautiful Scheherazade is married to cruel Sultan Schahriar, he threatens to kill her the very next day, like all his wiv...es before. To save her life, Scheherazade entertains him each night with spellbinding tales of magic and adventure to distract him from his purpose. This selection of classic tales from The Thousand and One Nights includes favourites such as Aladdin, and the voyages of Sindbad the Sailor. read more
The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898) Selected and Edited by Andrew Lang; generously Illustrated By Rene Bull and H. J. Ford. A...ndrew Lang is best known as one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. The twelve fairy tale books he edited contain stories from around the world, collected from various sources, and translated mainly by his wife and other enthusiasts. The stories in the Fairy Books have generally been such as old women in country places tell to their grandchildren. Nobody knows how old they are, or who told them first. The children of Ham, Shem and Japhet may have listened to them in the Ark, on wet days. Hector's little boy may have heard them in Troy Town, for it is certain that Homer knew them, and that some of them were written down in Egypt about the time of Moses. Includes: The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor; The Story of Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp and many many more... read more
The stories from The Arabian Nights were brought to the Western world by Antoine Galland's translation in 1704 and haven't ceased ...to delight us ever since. The present edition is based on Jonathan Scott's version (1811) and it is exquisitely illustrated b read more
Excerpt: .telling him, that he had not a word to say, remaining astonished for some time, and not being able to utter a syllable. ...'Son, ' at length replied the king, 'after what I have just heard, and what I see by the ring on your finger, I cannot doubt but that you have seen this lady. Would I knew who she was, and I would make you happy from this moment, and I should be the happiest father in the world But where shall I find her, and how seek for her? How could she get in here without my consent? Why did she come? These things, I must confess, are past my finding out.' So saying, and taking the prince by the hand, 'Come then, my son, ' he said, 'let us go and be miserable together.' The king then led his son out of the tower, and conveyed him to the palace, where he no sooner arrived than in despair he fell ill, and took to his bed; the king shut himself up with him, and spent many a day in weeping, without attending to the affairs of his kingdom. The prime minister, who was the only person that had admittance to him, came one day and told him that the whole court, and even the people, began to murmur at not seeing him, and that he did not administer justice every day as he was wont to do. 'I humbly beg your majesty, therefore, ' proceeded he, 'to pay them some attention; I am aware your majesty's company is a great comfort to the prince, but then you must not run the risk of letting all be lost. Permit me to propose to your majesty to remove with the prince to the castle in a little island near the port, where you may give audience to your subjects twice a week only; during these absences the prince will be so agreeably diverted with the beauty, prospect, and good air of the place, that he will bear them with the less uneasiness.' The king approved this proposal; and after the castle, where he had not resided for some time, had been furnished, he removed thither with the prince; and, excepting the times that he gave audience, as aforesaid, he never left. read more
Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increa...singly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more
Soft cover book with staple binding.48 pages with 21 images to colorSize: 8½ x 11 in.Coloring pages are blank on the back so they ...can be cut out and displayed.A collection of 1,001 adventurous and fanciful tales, the Arabian Nights stories were told in Persia, Arabia, India, and Asia for thousands of years before they were written down. These ancient tales have been translated into many languages and are still beloved throughout the world. Maybe you ve heard of the most famous tales: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The stories take place in far-off, exotic lands and are full of action, intrigue, romance, comedy, and revenge. Their main characters often find themselves in remarkable and dangerous situations, which they overcome by using magic or clever trickery.The line drawings in this coloring book are based on the elegant illustrations of Virginia Frances Sterrett; they were created for an American edition of The Arabian Nights published in 1928. Her original artworks are reproduced on the inside front and back covers. When you fill in the drawings, you might want to refer to Sterrett s color schemes or you might choose different ones. The last two pages of this book are blank so you can create pictures of your own. Can you make illustrations for your own magical tales? read more
Tales from the Arabian Nights is one of the oldest continuously circulated collections of shorts stories in the world. It consists... of well-known Arabic folk tales penned during the Islamic Golden Age, including “Aladdin’s Lamp,” “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” “The Three Apples,” “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor,” and many more. Since their origins they have inspired countless adaptations, most notably the Disney film Aladdin. The stories begin with one of the earliest female protagonists in literature, Scheherazade, who is set to be executed by an evil Arabian king. The book highlights the incredible adventure stories she tells to the king each night, and how she purposefully ends them on cliffhangers in order to peak his interest and survive the next morning. These exciting tales, with their languid prose and wild adventures, form the basis of the book and its narrative arc. Accompanying these timeless short stories are stunning, vintage illustrations by renowned artist Milo Winter, only enhancing their glow and adding to their magic. read more
From one of the most popular collections of ancient folk tales 30 thrilling scenes filled with flying carpets, magic lamps, flashi...ng swords, sultans, thieves, warrior princes, and shape-shifting jinnis. A treasury of delights for fantasy lovers of all age read more
King Shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him. But his new bride Shahrazad has a cleve...r plan to save herself. Her nightly stories-of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains-are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again. This illustrated edition brings together all the Arabian Nights tales in an original retelling by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. (paperback reissue of ISBN 0-19-274500-X) read more
Beloved storyteller Jim Weiss brings to life classic tales of a wish-granting Genie, the Forty Thieves, and talking animals. A sel...ection of uniquely fascinating stories transports the listener to the magical world of Scheherazade, who first spun these tales. read more
Includes "Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp," "The Ebony Horse," "The Dream," and other stories
For the past two hundred years, Western readers, young and old alike, have been transported to the fabulous Orient by means of the...se remarkable stories, in which the everyday mingles on an equal footing with the uncanny and the miraculous. Accompanying the text are illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, which are themselves miracles of visual and imaginative sympathy. read more
Excerpt from The Arabian Nights' EntertainmentsThe vizier did accordingly, and as soon as the king returned, he sent him a prodigi...ous quantity of provisions of all sorts, with pre sents of great value.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories
Stories of flying carpets, genies, and magic lamps have delighted generations of fantasy lovers and inspired artistic imaginations... of all nationalities. This collection of 16 stained glass drawings is based onartworkbymasters ofGolden Age illustration, including Rene Bull, Edmund Dulac, Charles Robinson, Milo Winter, Maxfield Parrish, and more." read more
As a young man Sinbad foolishly squanders all his money. With no skills and no prospect of a job, he joins a merchant vessel and s...ets sail from Baghdad, to trade and seek his fortune in the world. But Sinbad soon discovers he has a taste for adventure and a love for the open water, and before long he has embarked upon seven incredible voyages – seven adventures full of terrifying monsters, enchanted islands, spectacular deeds and unimaginable treasures. So hop aboard with Sinbad and be swept away by tales of peril, heroism, shipwreck and survival. This has to be one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. The Arabian Nights (also known as The One Thousand and One Nights) is an ancient collection of tales that have existed for thousands of years. Harpendore's Arabian Nights Adventures are beautifully retold versions of these ancient classics that are specially designed to appeal to children aged seven years and above. They are written in a warm and accessible style and include wonderful illustrations inside. With mischief and magic in equal measure, this series is sure to captivate readers everywhere. The Arabian Nights Adventures series is being released throughout 2016 and 2017. Stories to be included are: The Adventures of Prince Camar & Princess Badoura Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp Gulnare of the Sea Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor The Enchanted Horse The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree and the Golden Water The Merchant and the Genie The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad The Three Princes, the Princess and the Jinni Pari Banou The Fisherman and the Genie The King's Jester (also known as The Little Hunchback) read more
Arabian Nights Entertainment is a collection of stories selected from the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Included in this are The Se...ven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, presented by Andrew Lang. Mystical adventures to stir the soul and imagination. From monster birds to fields of diamonds the reader gladly ventures into the world of make-believe. Recommended by The Gunston Trust. Ages 7 + read more
Excerpt from The Thousand and One Nights: Or, the Arabian Nights' EntertainmentsThe princes having disguised themselves, left the ...city secretly, and' travelled till evening, when they arrived at the sea-side. At. Daybreak they were alarmed by afright ful noise from the sea, and had scarce time to climb up into a tree, when they perceived a large column arise in the midst of the water, and advance toward the shore. They presently found that it was oneof those malignant genii, who are enemies to mankind, and always doing them mischief. He was black, terrific, and appeared like a giant of prodigious stature; he carried on his head a great glass box, which shut with four locks. Having laid his box down, be seated himself by it, and opened it; when there came out a beautiful lady, magnificently dressed. She sat down by the monster, who said to her in a voice of tenderness, My charming mistress, whom I stole on your wedding day, and have loved with so much constancy ever since, let me repose a while by you; I came hither on purpose to take rest. Having spoke thus, he laid down his huge head on the lady's knees and fell asleep.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
To save herself from certain death, the beautiful Scheherazade must beguile a Persian sultan with her enchanting stories. In two o...f her most well-known tales, Aladdin and Ali Baba's cleverness and quick-thinking save the dayand a great treasure. Andrew Lang’s masterful version of these ancient Middle Eastern folk tales will captivate listeners of all ages, just as they did when Scheherazade was the storyteller. read more