This story is adapted from the series of “One Thousands & One Night” ; a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition (1706), which
rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic,
Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate
era, while others- this story is among them- are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work of Hazār Afsān” (A Thousands Tales)!
A ballad that tells the tale of mystical growth through the stages an apple seed is turned into an apple.
The Last Song of the Scarecrow
24 20 Pages 964-300-381-7
Shokoofeh Books,Amirkabir, Iran
The story teaches children not to judge someone based on their looks. That's what a small robin found out when the ugly scarecrow gave her a warm place to rest when she was all alone. She then told this to other birds. The ugly scarecrow wasn't that scary after all!
This book retells the ancient story of the Asurik Tree. The oldest Iranian children’s literature text, the Asurik Tree can be traced back to 2,500 years ago and is a debate between a goat and a palm tree about which has the greatest benefits.
The Adventures of Nokhodi is an innovated, modern world of fantasy that has its roots in the magical literary heritage of Iran. The humorous story of thumb sized Nokhodi who is a prototype character, has also been portrayed in humorous illustrations. Here Nokhodi symbolizes the child and childish behavior: energetic, curious, fearless and playful who is understood by children and misunderstood by adults.
This rascal Nokhodi together with other Nokhodis lived on a small planet the size of a watermelon. During the day while moving around, they did their best not to bump into each other. But during the night it was something else ...