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Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin

Sean Taylor Shirin Adl Khayaal Theatre



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01 June 2018
Folklore, myths & legends; Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks
Why does Mulla Nasruddin spoon yoghurt into the river? What is the reason he rides his donkey backwards? Why does he paint a picture that is blank? And is he crazy to move into the house of the man who's just burgled him?

Find out all about the amazing antics of Nasruddin in these twenty-one hilarious stories and riddles, famous throughout the Middle East for their jokes, riddles and wisdom.
By:   Sean Taylor
With:   Khayaal Theatre
Illustrated by:   Shirin Adl
Imprint:   OTTER BARRY
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 215mm, 
ISBN:   9781910959305
ISBN 10:   1910959308
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 June 2018
Recommended Age:   From 4 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. Two of his books have been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize: Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater and Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All (with Hannah Shaw). Sean Taylor lives in Bristol. Khayaal is a multi-award-winning theatre and drama education company dedicated to the exploration of Muslim world literature and the experience of Muslims in the modern world for the stage, radio and screen. Shirin Adl was born in the UK but was brought up in Iran. Her many books for children include Pea Boy, Stories from Iran, and Shahnameh, with Elizabeth Laird, Ramadan Moon and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, with Na'ima Robert, Let's Celebrate and Let's Play, poetry anthologies with Debjani Chatterjee, and The Book of Dreams, which she wrote and illustrated herself. Shirin Adl lives in Oxford.

Reviews for Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin

Jokes, riddles and wisdom in a riotous collection of classic tales starring a popular character from the Islamic world. Khayall Theatre is an award-winning company dedicated to the exploration of Muslim literature for stage, radio and screen. * The Bookseller *

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