The Arabian Nights

Author:   Brian Alderson ,  Michael Foreman
Publisher:   Templar Publishing
ISBN:  

9781848779068


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 May 2013
Format:   Hardback
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The Arabian Nights


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On the night of her marriage, the beautiful Queen Sheherezade knows that murderous tradition dictates she will be executed in the morning. To avoid this fate she begins to entertain her husband with a collection of tales, recreating a world of sorcerers, sailors and Jinnis including Ali Baba, Sinbad the Sailor and Aladdin.

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Author:   Brian Alderson ,  Michael Foreman
Publisher:   Templar Publishing
Imprint:   Templar Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 2.30cm , Height: 19.70cm , Length: 24.10cm
Weight:   0.975kg
ISBN:  

9781848779068


ISBN 10:   1848779062
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 May 2013
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Alderson and Foreman have created a splendid version of these much anthologized stories. The text is based on Richard Burton's version of the Nights, originally published in the 1880s. Burton reveled in the erotica, violence and earthy humour of the tales, and his Victorian audience were scandalised and delighted by the collection. Alderson's version is more restrained, though he has retained the murderous sexual jealousy in the framing narrative of Scheherazade and Shah Shahryar, and some of the coarse jokes. The tone of the language, particularly in the framing narrative, echoes the ornateness of earlier translations, though the tales of Ali Baba and Aladdin are told in a much more colloquial voice. Alderson provides an informative appendix on the development of this collection, and on some of the individual tales. The book is profusely illustrated with Foreman's radiant paintings, including full page and double page spreads. This book is a colourful and fascinating resource, good for shared read-alouds and solo browsing. -- George Hunt Books for Keeps The Brian Alderson translation of Arabian Nights comes as a superb hardback from Templar. The text is both considered and yet lively, setting the frame of Sheherezade's stories and the tales themselves quite magically. Michael Foreman's prolific stunning fluid watercolours are a perfect match and are reproduced very well on high quality paper making a really impressive book that is good to handle and will not age. The School Librarium


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Michael Foreman (Author) Michael Foreman is one of the UK's pre-eminent children's illustrators. A Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted author he has illustrated many best-selling books for children, including War Boy and War Game. Michael is also the illustrator for many of Michael Morpurgo's best-selling books, including Not Bad for a Bad Lad (Templar Publishing, 2010).

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