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Author Tarnowska, Wafa'

Title The seven wise princesses : a medieval Persian epic / retold by Wafa Tarnowska ; illustrated by Nilesh Mistry.

Publication Info. New York : Barefoot Books, [2000]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  891.5511 TAR    AVAILABLE
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Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Note These tales are based on the Persian poem Haft Paykar, written by the 12th-century Sufi poet Nizami.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references: page 96.
Contents The making of a Shah -- The building of the Seven Pavilions -- The raja who dressed in black (told on Saturday by the Indian princess) -- The emir who did not want to marry (told on Sunday by the Greek princess) -- The lovesick hermit (told on Monday by the Arabian princess) -- The princess of the fort (told on Tuesday by the Russian princess) -- The adventures of young Mahan (told on Wednesday by the Moroccan princess) -- The story of good and bad (told on Thursday by the Chinese princess) -- The unfortunate lovers (told on Friday by the Persian princess) -- The shah and the shepherd.
Summary A lonely king, inspired by seven mysterious portraits, invites seven lovely princesses to live with him; their stories entertain and educate him in the ways of a wise ruler.
Subject Fairy tales.
Persian poetry -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Mistry, Nilesh, illustrator.
Added Title 7 wise princesses
ISBN 1841480223
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