One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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Overview

King Shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him. But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself. Her nightly stories—of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains—are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again... This illustrated edition brings together all the Arabian Nights tales in an original retelling by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

(paperback reissue of ISBN 0-19-274500-X)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192750136
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/06/2000
Series: Oxford Story Collections Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 28,288
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

About the Author:
Geraldine McCaughrean is the author of The Odyssey and other titles in the acclaimed Oxford Illustrated Classics series.

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One Thousand and One Arabian Nights 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I DO NOT REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES I READ THIS BOOK. I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND JOY EVERY TIME.
kitty0530 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is adventure and romantic. Sheherezade is beautiful and clever women. She also knows wonderful story. Oneday, a poor boy picked magic lamp up, and then appered genie from the lamp. He said, I will grant your three wishes.......I had read this book in Japanese,but whenever I read this book I am excite again and again. I want to go to the scene of MIddle Ages of Arabia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AP World History Review: This book is very intriguing and a quick read for those who are not too fond of reading.  This book is comprised of 20 or more little stories wrapped into one big story. I thought the concept to be thought provoking. The main themes of this book are women and their rights, and exploration and adventure. This book is also where the western version of Aladdin was born from, and this book contains the original version of the  tale. It also takes place in many different places and cultures like Persia, and Arabia, as well as Islam and Christian religions. This book cant be put down, a very good read and very educational in the daily lives and cultural beliefs of common Asian peoples. I also loved that it gave you a variety  of stories and constantly kept you guessing. The writer definitely put her own twist on the story but without drastic change in the story itself. She had many credentials and is an exceptional writer. She also wrote the sequel to Peter Pan. So if you are looking for a story full of action and adventure, love and romance, i surest a thousand and one arabian nights for a book you wont be able to put down once you start!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago