One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

Paperback | August 12, 1999

byGeraldine McCaughreanIllustratorRosamund Fowler

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A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, a wonderfully exciting story every night. The King is used to a new wife everyday, only to put her to death the following day, but finds himself so intrigued in the magical stories Shaharazad tells, he can't bring himself to kill her. Night after night she tells her wonderful stories until the King starts to relaise that he won't be able to live without them...

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King Shahryar is a ruthless ruler who goes through wives like they're going out of style. In fact, when he's finished with one, he sentences her to death the very next day. Then, Queen Shaharazad comes into his life with enchanting stories about warriors, maidens and fantastical worlds -- and he soon realizes that she must live or the ...

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A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, a wonderfully exciting story every night. The King is used to a new wife everyday, only to put her to death the following day...

Geraldine McCaughrean is a prize-winning author - winner of Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:August 12, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192750135

ISBN - 13:9780192750136

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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King Shahryar is a ruthless ruler who goes through wives like they're going out of style. In fact, when he's finished with one, he sentences her to death the very next day. Then, Queen Shaharazad comes into his life with enchanting stories about warriors, maidens and fantastical worlds -- and he soon realizes that she must live or the wonderful stories will die. Award-winning children's author Geraldine McCaughrean dazzles young minds with One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.

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"McCaughrean could probably weave a mesmerizing tale from the copy on the back of a cereal box."--Publishers Weekly
"Teachers and librarians will find this version a wonderful addition to school programs focusing on world literature." -- Territorial Tattler