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Dec 27, 2015

The Arabian Nights

Retold by Robert Leeson, illustrated by Christina Balit
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
ISBN: 9781847807151
RRP: $27.95

This collection samples 10 tales from One Thousand and One Nights, the tales of Scheherazade to Shahryar the King. They include the best-loved Aladdin and his Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves amongst other lesser known tales, all giving an entrancing taste of their exotic origins. The writing is clear and elegant, filled with poetic rhythms and mystical conundrum. The illustrations are reminiscent of murals of the old Mediterranean, with rich colours that reflect the drama of the stories. It is one of a timeless series being reissued called The Classics; don’t miss this new chance to collect them.