The Farmer's Wife by Idries ShahThe Farmer's Wife by Idries Shah

The Farmer's Wife

byIdries ShahIllustratorSantiago Rose Mary

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.

Title:The Farmer's WifeFormat: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 - 10:194269816X

ISBN - 13:9781942698166


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun little book The repeated rhythms and rhymes of this book are infectious and fun! I love the book's message, about creatively solving problems and thinking outside the box. This is a great lesson to teach children .
Date published: 2016-11-21

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.