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The Arabian Nights: Tales of Wonder and Magnificence

Padraic Colum

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Aladdin Paperbacks
01 November 2019
Children's & Educational; Mysteries & the supernatural (Children's&YA)
Genies, wishes, thieves, and treasure abound in these classic stories of magic and adventure from master storyteller Padraic Colum.

Every night for a thousand and one nights, Shahrazad begins to tell her husband the king a new tale but each night she stops before finishing. Why? Because the king has promised to kill her when the last one is over. However, her nightly stories-of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains-are so enthralling that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again...

Padraic Colum brings together a selection of the most amazing of the over 600 stories which Shahrazad told. Full of genies, flying carpets, and daring adventures, The Arabian Nights will captive a new audience and leave readers asking for one more story.
By:   Padraic Colum
Imprint:   Aladdin Paperbacks
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Reissue
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781534445574
ISBN 10:   1534445579
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, a playwright, and a leader of the Irish Renaissance, but he is best known for his works for children, including The Children of Odin and The Golden Fleece (a Newbery Honor Book).

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