Foreword Reviews

The Arabian Nights

In this book, author and translator Wafa’ Tarnowska retells the stories of The Thousand and One Nights, or The Arabian Nights in a large, generously illustrated volume that is meant to be a permanent part of a home or library collection. And rightly so, because this ancient collection of tales and fables from Persia, India, and the Arab world has, as Tarnowska writes in her foreword, “become a part of the world’s cultural heritage.” In them, the bride Shahrazade saves her own life, and that of countless other young women, by telling tales for one thousand and one nights to her new husband, the king Shahriyar. She begins with the tale of Aladdin and his wonderful lamp. For ages eight and older.

Reviewed by Teresa Scollon

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