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In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to... change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable. This tale is specially presented for children by Afghan author Idries Shah, who, for more than 30 years, collected stories from the Sufi tradition and adapted them to contemporary Western culture. Told since ancient times throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, such tales are used to help foster greater mental flexibility and insight in people of all ages. read more

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When the good-natured Share the Lion, King of all the animals, sees his reflection in a pool of water, he gasps at the fierce crea...ture staring back at him and is too frightened to drink – until finally, he learns to overcome his fear. Children learn through Share how to deal positively with the fears and inhibitions that so often arise from situations they may not yet understand. This is one of a series of stories collected by Idries Shah – a Teaching-Story – used for hundreds of years in the East as an educational instrument to help children understand life. This story was originally told by the 13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Ingrid Rodriguez's beautiful illustrations bring the story to life with warmth and humor and a distinctive richness of detail. read more

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The story of The Farmer's Wife tells how a woman first loses an apple in a hole in the ground, and then attempts a series of effor...ts to get it back. Children enjoy learning to repeat the sequence from memory, and when the story takes a sudden turn, contrary to all expectations, they also learn important lessons on how to resolve problems creatively. The strikingly beautiful illustrations by Rose Mary Santiago invoke the origins of the story -- this traditional story has been told for hundreds of years in the Middle East and Central Asia -- while at the same time lending a uniquely playful atmosphere to this very amusing story. read more

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The Silly Chicken is a delightful and humorous tale about a chicken who learns to speak as we do - with surprising and unexpected ...consequences. The events that follow intrigue young children and, and at the same time, alert them in a very amusing way to the dangers of being too quick to believe everything you hear. This is illustrator/animator Jeff Jackson’s first children’s book. It expresses his unique ability to create a lively and amusing world, rich in color, in which anything can happen. read more

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The Stranger's Farewell is a very old story, one that has entertained people all over the world for hundreds of years. A stranger ...visits a young couple – he has been traveling for many days – and asks for a glass of water and a place to rest. The young couple make him welcome and invite the stranger into their home to share their meal. As we know, small actions sometimes have large consequences, and this one did. As the stranger is leaving to go on his way, he says, "May the next thing you do last until you say, 'Enough'." These parting words reward their generosity in an amazing way. News of the young couple's changed status travels fast and prompts a greedy merchant to seek out the stranger in the hope of gaining a similar reward for himself. But, of course, the result is very different. This story can teach us – in a very assessable way – something about the nature of giving and receiving. This tale is set in Afghanistan where the story is known by many people. This setting effectively introduces children to a culture and people who may be unfamiliar to them. The story is retold here for young people by the Afghan storyteller and teacher Palwasha Bazger Salam and beautifully illustrated by Marie Lafrance. read more

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Fatima is a young woman whose life seems beset by one disaster after another. Setting forth on a journey from her home in the West..., she is shipwrecked and cast ashore alone near Alexandria. Adopted by a family of weavers, and beginning to prosper in her new life, she is captured and made to work making masts. Undertaking a journey to sell the masts, her ship is wrecked off the coast of China. It is only here that Fatima finally realizes that what seemed to be disasters were really essential steps towards realizing her eventual fulfillment. A story of wisdom and depth, ideal as a bedtime story, it helps children understand the need for perseverance to reach their goals. This Teaching-Story is well known in Greek folklore, but this version is attributed to the Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne in Turkey) who died in 1750. This book is filled with wonderful illustrations by Natasha Delmar. Taught to paint by her father, the celebrated classic Chinese painter Ng Yi-Ching, she captures Fatima's adventures with a wealth of detail and color. Using Middle Eastern and Chinese design , Delmar transports readers into the exotic worlds of Fatima's travels, in a way delightful to both young and old. read more

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When the good-natured Share the Lion, King of all the animals, sees his reflection in a pool of water, he gasps at the fierce crea...ture staring back at him and is too frightened to drink – until finally, he learns to overcome his fear. Children learn through Share how to deal positively with the fears and inhibitions that so often arise from situations they may not yet understand. This is one of a series of stories collected by Idries Shah – a Teaching-Story – used for hundreds of years in the East as an educational instrument to help children understand life. This story was originally told by the 13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Ingrid Rodriguez's beautiful illustrations bring the story to life with warmth and humor and a distinctive richness of detail. read more

Hoopoe Books
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In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to... change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable. This tale is specially presented for children by Afghan author Idries Shah, who, for more than 30 years, collected stories from the Sufi tradition and adapted them to contemporary Western culture. Told since ancient times throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, such tales are used to help foster greater mental flexibility and insight in people of all ages. read more

Hoopoe Books
$7.99

The story of The Farmer's Wife tells how a woman first loses an apple in a hole in the ground, and then attempts a series of effor...ts to get it back. Children enjoy learning to repeat the sequence from memory, and when the story takes a sudden turn, contrary to all expectations, they also learn important lessons on how to resolve problems creatively. The strikingly beautiful illustrations by Rose Mary Santiago invoke the origins of the story -- this traditional story has been told for hundreds of years in the Middle East and Central Asia -- while at the same time lending a uniquely playful atmosphere to this very amusing story. read more

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The Silly Chicken is a delightful and humorous tale about a chicken who learns to speak as we do - with surprising and unexpected ...consequences. The events that follow intrigue young children and, and at the same time, alert them in a very amusing way to the dangers of being too quick to believe everything you hear. This is illustrator/animator Jeff Jackson’s first children’s book. It expresses his unique ability to create a lively and amusing world, rich in color, in which anything can happen. read more

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When a boy visits another village, he is amazed to find the townspeople terrified of something that — just because they have not s...een it before — they mistake for a terrible, dangerous animal. With his own knowledge and by demonstration, the boy helps them overcome their fears. This story is part of an oral tradition from the Middle East and Central Asia that is more than a thousand years old. In an entertaining way, it introduces children to an interesting aspect of human behavior and so enables them to recognize it in their daily life. One of many tales from the body of Sufi literature collected by Idries Shah, the tale is presented here as part of his series of books for young readers. This is the second book of the series illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago, following the award-winning best-seller, The Farmer’s Wife. read more

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When a boy visits another village, he is amazed to find the townspeople terrified of something that — just because they have not s...een it before — they mistake for a terrible, dangerous animal. With his own knowledge and by demonstration, the boy helps them overcome their fears. This story is part of an oral tradition from the Middle East and Central Asia that is more than a thousand years old. In an entertaining way, it introduces children to an interesting aspect of human behavior and so enables them to recognize it in their daily life. One of many tales from the body of Sufi literature collected by Idries Shah, the tale is presented here as part of his series of books for young readers. This is the second book of the series illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago, following the award-winning best-seller, The Farmer’s Wife. read more

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The Stranger's Farewell is a very old story, one that has entertained people all over the world for hundreds of years. A stranger ...visits a young couple – he has been traveling for many days – and asks for a glass of water and a place to rest. The young couple make him welcome and invite the stranger into their home to share their meal. As we know, small actions sometimes have large consequences, and this one did. As the stranger is leaving to go on his way, he says, "May the next thing you do last until you say, 'Enough'." These parting words reward their generosity in an amazing way. News of the young couple's changed status travels fast and prompts a greedy merchant to seek out the stranger in the hope of gaining a similar reward for himself. But, of course, the result is very different. This story can teach us – in a very assessable way – something about the nature of giving and receiving. This tale is set in Afghanistan where the story is known by many people. This setting effectively introduces children to a culture and people who may be unfamiliar to them. The story is retold here for young people by the Afghan storyteller and teacher Palwasha Bazger Salam and beautifully illustrated by Marie Lafrance. read more

Hoopoe Books
$7.99

In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to... change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable. This tale is specially presented for children by Afghan author Idries Shah, who, for more than 30 years, collected stories from the Sufi tradition and adapted them to contemporary Western culture. Told since ancient times throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, such tales are used to help foster greater mental flexibility and insight in people of all ages. read more

Hoopoe Books
$7.99

When a boy visits another village, he is amazed to find the townspeople terrified of something that — just because they have not s...een it before — they mistake for a terrible, dangerous animal. With his own knowledge and by demonstration, the boy helps them overcome their fears. This story is part of an oral tradition from the Middle East and Central Asia that is more than a thousand years old. In an entertaining way, it introduces children to an interesting aspect of human behavior and so enables them to recognize it in their daily life. One of many tales from the body of Sufi literature collected by Idries Shah, the tale is presented here as part of his series of books for young readers. This is the second book of the series illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago, following the award-winning best-seller, The Farmer’s Wife. read more

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The Silly Chicken is a delightful and humorous tale about a chicken who learns to speak as we do – with surprising and unexpected ...consequences. The events that follow intrigue young children and, and at the same time, alert them in a very amusing way to the dangers of being too quick to believe everything you hear. Illustrator Jeff Jackson creates a lively and amusing world, rich in color and expression, in which anything can happen. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. read more

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Fatima is a young woman whose life seems beset by one disaster after another. Setting forth on a journey from her home in the West..., she shipwrecked and cast ashore alone near Alexandria. Adopted by a family of weavers, and beginning to prosper in her new life, she is captured and made to work making masts. Undertaking a journey to sell the masts, her ship is wrecked off the coast of China. It is only here that Fatima finally realizes that what seemed to be disasters were really essential steps towards realizing her eventual fulfillment. A story of wisdom and depth, ideal as a bedtime story, it helps children understand the need for perseverance to reach their goals. This Teaching-Story is well known in Greek folklore, but this version is attributed to the Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne in Turkey) who died in 1750. This book is filled with wonderful illustrations by Natasha Delmar. Taught to paint by her father, the celebrated classic Chinese painter Ng Yi-Ching, she captures Fatima's adventures with a wealth of detail and color. Using Middle Eastern and Chinese design , Delmar transports readers into the exotic worlds of Fatima's travels, in a way delightful to both young and old. read more

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The Silly Chicken is a delightful and humorous tale about a chicken who learns to speak as we do - with surprising and unexpected ...consequences. The events that follow intrigue young children and, and at the same time, alert them in a very amusing way to the dangers of being too quick to believe everything you hear. This is illustrator/animator Jeff Jackson’s first children’s book. It expresses his unique ability to create a lively and amusing world, rich in color, in which anything can happen. read more

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This story is about a badly behaved man and how a young boy initiates a plan to change his behavior and, with the help of all the ...villagers, succeeds. It will bring laughter to young children and, at the same time, teach them valuable lessons about conflict resolution, initiative and co-operation. Part of a rich body of literature from Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East, this story is one of many collected and retold for children by the Afghan author Idries Shah. It is the first in this series to be set in the West. read more

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A man tricks a young fox into believing that he will give him a chicken. The man traps him, but the fox, through his ingenuity and... perseverance, manages to escape. This story can inspire children to face challenges and even to make use of obstacles in their paths to solve problems. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. read more

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The story of The Farmer's Wife tells how a woman first loses an apple into a hole in the ground, and then attempts a series of eff...orts to get it back. Children enjoy learning to repeat the sequence from memory, and when the story takes a sudden turn, contrary to all expectations, they also learn important lessons on how to resolve problems creatively. The strikingly beautiful illustrations by Rose Mary Santiago invoke the origins of the story -- this traditional story has been told for hundreds of years in the Middle East and Central Asia -- while at the same time lending a uniquely playful atmosphere to this very amusing story. read more

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The Queen of Hich-Hich fails to follow the instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, and, as a result, gives birth to a half...-boy. Neem makes himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise. This story helps children learn flexibility and perseverance. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East, presented here as one of a series of illustrated children's books. read more

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A good-natured lion sees his reflection in a pool and gasps at the fierce creature staring back at him and is too frightened to dr...ink. Children will learn through the lion how to deal positively with fears and inhibitions that so often arise from situations they as yet may not understand. Idries Shah’s collections of Eastern oral and written literature have established the Sufi teaching-story as an educational instrument. The original version of this story was told by the 13th Century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Ingrid Rodriguez has illustrated this tale, bringing the animals to life with warmth and humor. Her illustrations are full of incidental and small details that make her style distinctive. read more

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El Caballo Mágico, un antiguo cuento de la tradicional Las mil y una noches, narra las maravillosas aventuras del joven príncipe T...ambal. Considerado un soñador en comparación con su hermano, a Tambal le intriga un caballo de madera que otros desprecian y ven como un simple juguete, pero que es realmente un caballo mágico finamente tallado en madera. El príncipe Tambal desaparece en el caballo mágico y corre emocionantes aventuras antes de conseguir finalmente el deseo de su corazón y retornar a su tierra. Esta historia es parte de la rica literatura del Oriente Medio y el Asia Central. Durante más de treinta años, las numerosas colecciones de cuentos y narrativas recogidas por Idries Shah de tales fuentes nos han nutrido y entretenido. El caballo mágico es una de las cientos de historias recogidas por Idries Shah. En la tradición sufí hay un continuo entre la historia para niños, la historia folclórica y de entretenimiento, y la historia de instrucción o instrumental. Un cuento puede ayudar a los niños a manejar situaciones difíciles y darles algo a que atenerse. Puede, al mismo tiempo, estimular una comprensión más profunda en los adultos. A través de la función instrumental de este rico cuerpo de material oral y escrito, nosotros y nuestros hijos podemos ahora aprender a desarrollar la capacidad de ser más flexibles y de entender mucho más sobre nosotros mismos y sobre la vida. Las hermosas ilustraciones de Julie Freeman capturan la magia de este cuento. Las imágenes y el texto están enmarcados en ricos frisos de diseños orientales. Esta historia es parte de la rica literatura del Oriente Medio y el Asia Central. Durante mas de treinta anos, las numerosas colecciones de cuentos y narrativas recogidas por Idries Shah de tales fuentes nos han nutrido y entretenido. El caballo magico es una de las cientos de historias recogidas por Idries Shah. En la tradicion sufí hay un continuo entre la historia para niños, la historia folclorica y de entretenimiento, y la historia de instruccion o instrumental. Un cuento puede ayudar a los ninos a manejar situaciones dificiles y darles algo a que atenerse. Puede, al mismo tiempo, estimular una comprension mas profunda en los adultos. A traves de la funcion instrumental de este rico cuerpo de material oral y escrito, nosotros y nuestros hijos podemos ahora aprender a desarrollar la capacidad de ser mas flexibles y de entender mucho mas sobre nosotros mismos y sobre la vida. Las hermosas ilustraciones de Julie Freeman capturan la magia de este cuento. Las imagenes y el texto estan enmarcados en ricos frisos de disenos orientales. read more

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A man tricks a young fox into believing that he will give him a chicken. The fox is trapped, but through ingenuity and perseveranc...e, he escapes. Reading this story inspires children to face challenges directly, and even to use the obstacles in their paths to solve problems. This story belongs to the rich and ancient storytelling tradition of Central Asia and the Middle East. Retold here by the author and educator Idries Shah, it is one of a series of illustrated books for the young. These tales are designed to foster thinking skills and perception. In an entertaining way, the stories introduce children to interesting aspects of human behavior and help them learn to recognize these patterns in daily life. read more

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The Queen of Hich-Hich fails to follow the instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, and, as a result, gives birth to a half...-boy. Neem makes himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise. This story helps children learn flexibility and perseverance. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East, presented here as one of a series of illustrated children's books. read more

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When a boy visits another village, he is surprised to find people terrified of something that – just because they have not seen it... before – they mistake for a terrible, dangerous animal. With his own knowledge and by demonstration, the boy helps them overcome their fears. This story is part of an oral tradition from the Middle East and Central Asia that is more than a thousand years old. In an entertaining way, it introduces children to an interesting aspect of human behavior and so enables them to recognize it in their daily lives. One of the many tales from the body Sufi literature collected by Idries Shah, the tale is presented here as part of his series of books for young readers. This is the second book in the series illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago, following the award-winning bestseller, The Farmer's Wife. read more

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This story is about a badly behaved man and how a young boy initiates a plan to change his behavior and, with the help of all the ...villagers, succeeds. It will bring laughter to young children and, at the same time, teach them valuable lessons about conflict resolution, initiative and co-operation. Part of a rich body of literature from Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East, this story is one of many collected and retold for children by the Afghan author Idries Shah. It is the first in this series to be set in the West. Esta historia es acerca de un hombre que tenía malos modales, de cómo un niño inicia un plan para cambiar su conducta, y de cómo, con la ayuda de todos los aldeanos, tiene éxito. El cuento hará reír a los pequeños y, al mismo tiempo, les enseñará valiosas lecciones sobre solución de conflictos, iniciativa y cooperación. Parte de la rica tradición literaria de Afganistán, Asia Central y el Medio Oriente, esta historia es una de las tantas recogidas y recontadas por el autor afgano Idries Shah. Es la primera de esta serie que se sitúa en el occidente. read more

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ایک خوش مزاج شیر اپنا عکس تالاب میں دیکھتا ہے، اس خونخوار جانور جو اسے دیکھ رہا ہے کو دیکھ کر ہانپتا ہے، اور ڈر کے مارے پانی ہی نہ...یں پی سکتا ہے۔ جب تک آخرکار اس کی پیاس اس کا ڈربھلا دیتی ہے۔ بچے شیر کے ذریعے یہ سیکھتے ہیں کہ کس طرح مثبت انداز میں نبٹیں اپنے خوائف اور اپنی نفسیاتی رکاوٹوں سے، جو عام طور سے ان حالات میں پیدا ہوتے ہیں جنہیں وہ ابھی تک نہیں سمجھتے ہوں۔ یہ ان کہانیوں کی سیریز میں سے ایک ہے جنہیں ادریس شاہ نے جمع کیا تھا،ایک تعلیمی کہانی، جو کہ صدیوں سے مشرق میں بچوں کو زندگی کو سمجھانے کے لیے بطور ایک ذریعہ تعلیم استعمال کی گئی ہے۔ یہ کہانی پہلی بار تیرھویں صدی کے صوفی شاعر جلالالدین رومی نےبتائی تھی۔ انگرڈ روڈریگیز کی خوبصورت تصاویر اس کہانی میں جان ڈالتی ہیں، گرم جوشی، مزاح اور نمایاں جزویات کے ساتھ۔ When the good-natured Share the Lion, King of all the animals, sees his reflection in a pool of water, he gasps at the fierce creature staring back at him and is too frightened to drink - until finally, he learns to overcome his fear. Children learn through Share how to deal positively with the fears and inhibitions that so often arise from situations they may not yet understand. This is one of a series of stories collected by Idries Shah - a Teaching-Story - used for hundreds of years in the East as an educational instrument to help children understand life. This story was originally told by the 13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Ingrid Rodriguez's beautiful illustrations bring the story to life with warmth and humor and a distinctive richness of detail. read more

Hoopoe Books
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Because she fails to follow the precise instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, the Queen of Hich-Hich gives birth to a ha...lf-boy. That Neem is able to make himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise teaches children much more than the expected, usual lesson of bravery. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. read more

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A man tricks a young fox into believing that he will give him a chicken. The fox is trapped, but through ingenuity and perseveranc...e, he escapes. Reading this story inspires children to face challenges directly, and even to use the obstacles in their paths to solve problems. This story belongs to the rich and ancient storytelling tradition of Central Asia and the Middle East. Retold here by the author and educator Idries Shah, it is one of a series of illustrated books for the young. These tales are designed to foster thinking skills and perception. In an entertaining way, the stories introduce children to interesting aspects of human behavior and help them learn to recognize these patterns in daily life read more

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The Queen of Hich-Hich fails to follow the instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, and, as a result, gives birth to a half...-boy. Neem makes himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise. This story helps children learn flexibility and perseverance. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East, presented here as one of a series of illustrated children's books. read more

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Esta historia es acerca de un hombre que tenía malos modales, de cómo un niño inicia un plan para cambiar su conducta, y de cómo, ...con la ayuda de todos los aldeanos, tiene éxito. El cuento hará reír a los pequeños y, al mismo tiempo, les enseñará valiosas lecciones sobre solución de conflictos, iniciativa y cooperación. Parte de la rica tradición literaria de Afganistán, Asia Central y el Medio Oriente, esta historia es una de las tantas recogidas y recontadas por el autor afgano Idries Shah. Es la primera de esta serie que se sitúa en el occidente. Las ilustraciones de Rose Mary Santiago muestran un entretenido y delicioso contrapunto con el texto del cuento. Este es el tercero de los libros que ella ilustró para esta serie. read more

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The Farmer's Wife – the story of how a woman retrieves an apple from a hole in the ground – is one of the many Sufi tales for chil...dren. For over a thousand years it has entertained young people who join in the chant of this cumulative tale and, at the same time, learn its valuable lessons about the nature of problem solving and discovery. For more than 30 years Idries Shah's collections of Teaching-Stories and narratives from the Sufi tradition have captivated the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Shah selected the majority of these tales from oral sources. They are repeated in homes, courts and caravanserais throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. read more

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Relates how a clever fox outwits the man who set a trap for him by promising him a chicken.

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Cuando un chico visita otro pueblo, se sorprende al ver que la gente está aterrorizada por algo que, como nunca lo han visto antes..., creen ser un terrible y peligroso animal. Usando su conocimiento y demostración, el chico los ayuda a sobreponerse al miedo. read more

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In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to... change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable. read more

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Un hombre le hace creer a un joven zorro que le va a dar una gallina. El zorro queda atrapado, pero usando su creatividad y persev...erancia consigue escapar. Esta historia, que pertenece a la rica y antigua tradición narrativa del Asia Central y el Medio Oriente, se presenta aquí como parte de una serie de libros ilustrados para niños, narrados por el educador Idries Shah. Estos cuentos fueron diseñados para fomentar las habilidades de pensamiento y la percepción. El cuento del zorro sugiere maneras de ver dificultades y problemas de modo que inspiren a los niños a hacer frente a estos desafíos y a superarlos. read more

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When a boy visits another village, he is surprised to find the townspeople terrified of something that — just because they have no...t seen it before — they mistake for a terrible, dangerous animal. With his own knowledge and by demonstration, the boy helps them overcome their fears. This story is part of an oral tradition from the Middle East and Central Asia that is more than a thousand years old. In an entertaining way, it introduces children to an interesting aspect of human behavior and so enables them to recognize it in their daily life. One of many tales from the body of Sufi literature collected by Idries Shah, the tale is presented here as part of his series of books for young readers. This is the second book of the series illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago, following the award-winning best-seller, The Farmer’s Wife. Cuando un chico visita otro pueblo, se sorprende al ver que la gente está aterrorizada por algo que — como nunca lo han visto antes — creen ser un terrible y peligroso animal. Usando su conocimiento y demostración, el chico los ayuda a sobreponerse al miedo. Esta historia es parte de una tradición oral del Medio Oriente y Asia Central que tiene más de mil años. De forma entretenida, esta historia presenta a los niños un interesante aspecto de la conducta humana, capacitándolos así a reconocerlo en la vida diaria. Es uno entre muchos otros cuentos pertenecientes al cuerpo de literatura Sufi coleccionados por Idries Shah y presentado aquí como parte de una serie de libros para los pequeños lectores. Las ilustraciones son de Rose Mary Santiago. Es su segundo título en esta serie de libros para niños de Idries Shah, después del premiado best-seller La esposa del granjero. read more

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The Magic Horse is the story of two brothers, one skilled in all the practical arts, and the other, Prince Tambal, considered by m...ost people to be only a dreamer. Their father, the King, announces a competition to produce "interesting and useful devices" – the entry produced by a woodcarver appears to be a simple wooden horse – apparently of little value. Prince Tambal discovers, however, that the horse is able to magically transport its rider to whatever place is in the mind of the rider. In this way, Prince Tambal comes to learn a great many things, and eventually, comes to know "his heart's desire." The Magic Horse is one of the hundreds of stories collected by Idries Shah from sources in the Middle East and Central Asia. In the Sufi tradition there is a continuum between the children’s story, the entertainment or folklore story, and the instructional or instrumental story. A story can help children deal with difficult situations and give them something to hold on to. It can, at the same time, stimulate a deeper understanding in adults. Through the instrumental function of this rich body of oral and written material, we and our children can now learn to develop the capacity to be more flexible and to understand many more things about ourselves and about life. El caballo mágico es una de las cientos de historias recogidas por Idries Shah. En la tradición sufí hay un continuo entre la historia para niños, la historia folclórica y de entretenimiento, y la historia de instrucción o instrumental. Un cuento puede ayudar a los niños a manejar situaciones difíciles y darles algo a que atenerse. Puede, al mismo tiempo, estimular una comprensión más profunda en los adultos. A través de la función instrumental de este rico cuerpo de material oral y escrito, nosotros y nuestros hijos podemos ahora aprender a desarrollar la capacidad de ser más flexibles y de entender mucho más sobre nosotros mismos y sobre la vida. read more

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La historia de Share el Rey León y sus amigos de la selva va a entretener y a enseñar a los niños del Occidente como lo ha hecho c...on los niños del Oriente durante muchos siglos. Esta historia proporciona una herramienta con la cual podrían superar miedos muchas veces causados por el comportamiento de otras personas o por hechos aún difíciles de entender. La colección de Idries Shah de literatura oral y escrita del Medio Oriente ha establecido las historietas de enseñanza Sufi como un instrumento educativo. La versión original de esta historia fue contada por Jalaluddin Rumi, Poeta Sufi del Siglo XIII. Cuando Ingrid Rodriguez ilustró este cuento les dio vida a los animales con humor y calidez. Sus ilustraciones muestran la gran cantidad de detalles ínfimos, e inesperados, característicos de su estilo de trabajo. Seleccionado como parte del programa R.E.A.D.Y. (Por sus sílabas en inglés: Leer, Educar y promover el desarrollo de los jóvenes), que fue diseñado para garantizar que, cuando entran en la escuela, los niños tengan las habilidade previas necesarias para leer (lenguaje, vocabulario, alfabeto). read more

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Because she fails to follow the precise instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, the Queen of Hich-Hich gives birth to a ha...lf-boy. That Neem is able to make himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise teaches children much more than the expected, usual lesson of bravery. This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves. Al no seguir las precisas instrucciones de Arif el Hombre Sabio, una reina da luz a un medio niño. Neem consigue volverse completo a través de un acto de inteligencia, negociación y compromiso, y esto enseñará a los niños algo más que la usual y esperada lección sobre valentía. read more