The Farmer's Wife / La esposa del granjero by Idries ShahThe Farmer's Wife / La esposa del granjero by Idries Shah

The Farmer's Wife / La esposa del granjero

byIdries ShahIllustratorRose Mary SantiagoTranslated byAngélica Villagrán de Gonzales

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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The story of The Farmer's Wife tells how a woman first loses an apple into a hole in the ground, and then attempts a series of efforts to get it back. Children enjoy learning to repeat the sequence from memory, and when the story takes a sudden turn, contrary to all expectations, they also learn important lessons on how to resolve problems creatively.

The strikingly beautiful illustrations by Rose Mary Santiago invoke the origins of the story -- this traditional story has been told for hundreds of years in the Middle East and Central Asia -- while at the same time lending a uniquely playful atmosphere to this very amusing story.


Este es el cuento acumulativo de los esfuerzos de una mujer para recuperar una manzana caída dentro de un agujero en el suelo. Los niños disfrutarán al aprender de memoria sus frases muy predecibles. Pero cuando un evento inesperado cambia la dirección del cuento, sus expectativas recibirán un sacudón muy divertido, y aprenderán lecciones importantes sobre la resolución de problemas y el valor del descubrimiento.

Las ilustraciones llamativas de Rose Mary Santiago evocan los orígenes del cuento, y al mismo tiempo añaden una atmósfera única de juego a este cuento gracioso.

Title:The Farmer's Wife / La esposa del granjeroFormat: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 - 10:1942698100

ISBN - 13:9781942698104


Editorial Reviews

"Enjoy ... new bright collections featuring different illustrators ... fine stories!" -- REVIEWER'S CHOICE, The Children's Bookwatch"Its pleasantly repetitive language makes it an ideal tool for developing reading readiness and beginning reading skills." -- Denise Nessel, Ph.D., National Urban Alliance for Effective Education"These stories ... help in the development of children's cognitive abilities." -- Robert Ornstein, Ph.D.