Neem the Half-Boy by Idries ShahNeem the Half-Boy by Idries Shah

Neem the Half-Boy

byIdries ShahIllustratorMidori Mori, Robert Revels

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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The Queen of Hich-Hich fails to follow the instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, and, as a result, gives birth to a half-boy. Neem makes himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise. This story helps children learn flexibility and perseverance . 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.

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, presented here as one of a series of illustrated children's books.

Idries Shah spent much of his life collecting Sufi classical narratives and teaching stories from oral and written sources in the Middle East and Central Asia and publishing them in book form. The eleven tales he wrote especially for children are published by Hoopoe as beautifully illustrated books, all of which have been commended by ...
Title:Neem the Half-BoyFormat: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 - 10:1942698267

ISBN - 13:9781942698265


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