Folk Tales from PersiaPaperback
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- Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 78 pages
- Dimensions: 173mm x 244mm x 10mm | 181g
- Publication date: 16 April 2009
- ISBN 10: 1439222576
- ISBN 13: 9781439222577
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
These stories have warmed the hearts of children and adults for centuries. In this book there are five stories from Old Persia. Bald Hassan is the story of a young boy who is reluctant to leave the warmth and comfort of the bread oven he lives in, and his adventures after his mother forces him to leave. Black Crow is the story of a farmer and his rivalry turned to friendship with a crow. Jitdon tells the story of a mischievous young boy whose quick wit saves him and his friends from a danger lurking in the woods. Setareh is an affirmation of Justice prevailing through endurance and patience. Vali and Pari is the story of a lazy man, his hardworking wife, and their misadventures.
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Azar Rabii was born in Tabriz, capital of the state of Northwestern Azerbaijan, Iran, in a famous family of artists and poets. The history of her family goes back 500 years. Azar's father, Rassam Arjangi, was one of the leading artists of his time. His biography and some of his works are displayed on the web site: www.argangi.org/rassam. He was also a great storyteller. When Azar was a little girl, despite of his busy life, he spent time with his children and told them wonderful folk stories passed trough generations by heart. The author is a graduate of Tehran University. She has earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. She was one of the very first women engineers in Iran. Azar married her classmate, Fereydoon Rabii, another graduate of Tehran University with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. They have three sons. They also have a granddaughter named Isolde Mitra. She is very sweet and talented and loves to hear about Persia. That is why Azar wrote these stories. The author hopes you like them too.