Neem the Half-Boy - Neem el medio niño by Shah IdriesNeem the Half-Boy - Neem el medio niño by Shah Idries

Neem the Half-Boy - Neem el medio niño

byShah IdriesIllustratorMidori Mori, Robert Revels

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Because she fails to follow the precise instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, the Queen of Hich-Hich gives birth to a half-boy. That Neem is able to make himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise teaches children much more than the expected, usual lesson of bravery.


This tale is one of the many hundreds of Sufi developmental stories collected by Idries Shah from oral and written sources in Central Asia and the Middle East. For more than a thousand years this story has entertained young people and helped to foster in them the ability to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves.



Al no seguir las precisas instrucciones de Arif el Hombre Sabio, una reina da luz a un medio niño. Neem consigue volverse completo a través de un acto de inteligencia, negociación y compromiso, y esto enseñará a los niños algo más que la usual y esperada lección sobre valentía.


Title:Neem the Half-Boy - Neem el medio niñoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.11 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Institute for Study of Human KnowledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942698151

ISBN - 13:9781942698159


Editorial Reviews

"Shah's adaptation of this traditional Sufi tale will encourage children to contemplate the meaning of psychological 'wholeness.'"- Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature "La adaptación de Shah de este cuento tradicional sufí motivará a los niños a contemplar el significado psicológico de la 'totalidad del ser'".- Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature