Harvard Educational Review
  1. Fabled Cities, Princes and Jinn from Arab Myths and Legends

    By Kharirat Al-Saleh; illustrations by Rashad Salim.

    New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1995. 132 pp. $22.50.

    Part of a world mythology series, this particular collection tells forty stories of legendary Arabia. These stories, with their beautiful illustrations and flowing prose, will carry young readers to the ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula. The collection includes popular tales such as The Arabian Nights, well-known for its ability to capture children's imagination. Beyond its captivating stories, these myths portray what human qualities Arabs have honored throughout their history, such as hospitality, kindness, self-sacrifice, devotion to friendships, honor, eloquence, courage, and generosity. It is a book that elementary school teachers and librarians can use to confront the negative impressions surrounding the Arab culture.

     M.S.
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    Abstracts

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