Neem the Half-Boy - Neem el medio nino
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Neem the Half-Boy - Neem el medio nino : English-Spanish Edition

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(Bilingual English-Spanish edition / Edición bilingüe inglés-español) Wanting badly to have a son, the Queen of Hich-Hich consults Arif the Wise Man on the matter. But because she fails to follow his precise instructions, she gives birth to a half-boy, whom she calls Neem. That Neem is able to make himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise teaches children much more than the expected, usual lesson of bravery. This enchanting tale, complete with fairies and a fire-breathing dragon, is marvelously and magically illustrated by Midori Mori and Robert Revels. Neem the Half-Boy is one of an illustrated series of Sufi teaching stories from the Middle East and Central Asia that were collected and adapted for children by Idries Shah, and that have captivated hearts and minds for more than a thousand years. The stories are designed to help children learn to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves.




Deseando desesperadamente tener un hijo varón, la reina de Hich-Hich consulta a Arif el Sabio sobre el asunto. Pero debido a que no sigue las instrucciones precisas de Arif, da a luz a un medio niño, a quien llama Neem. El hecho de que Neem sea capaz de completarse mediante un acto de inteligencia, negociación y compromiso les enseña a los niños mucho más que la lección de valentía habitual y esperada. Este cuento encantador, completo con hadas y un dragón que escupe fuego, está maravillosamente ilustrado por Midori Mori y Robert Revels. Neem el medio niño forma parte de una serie ilustrada de historias de enseñanza sufíes de Oriente Medio y Asia central que Idries Shah recopiló y adaptó para niños y que han cautivado corazones y mentes durante más de mil años. Las historias están diseñadas para ayudar a los niños a aprender a examinar sus suposiciones y a pensar por sí mismos.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 3mm | 150g
  • English
  • 38 Illustrations
  • 1942698151
  • 9781942698159

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"Neem the Half-Boy deals with the universal theme of being incomplete and having to overcome difficulties to find oneself. ... [Neem] eventually becomes whole, not by resorting to violence, but through a combination of cleverness, persistence, and compromise." - Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (U.S.)




"Shah's adaptation of this traditional Sufi tale will encourage children to contemplate the meaning of psychological 'wholeness.'" - Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature




"The brightly colored, cheerful illustrations ... express ... upbeat peaceful messages." - Booklist (U.S.)




"These teaching stories can be experienced on many levels. A child may simply enjoy hearing them; an adult may analyze them in a more sophisticated way. Both may eventually benefit from the lessons within." - "All Things Considered," National Public Radio (U.S.)




"They [teaching stories] suggest ways of looking at difficulties that can help children solve problems calmly while, at the same time, giving them fresh perspectives on these difficulties that help them develop their cognitive abilities" - psychologist Robert Ornstein, Ph.D., in his lecture "Teaching Stories and the Brain" given at the U.S. Library of Congress




"Through repeated readings, these stories provoke fresh insight and more flexible thought in children. Beautifully illustrated." - NEA Today: The Magazine of the National Education Association (U.S.)




"Shah's versatile and multilayered tales provoke fresh insight and more flexible thought in children." - Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature




"These stories ... are not moralistic fables or parables, which aim to indoctrinate, nor are they written only to amuse. Rather, they are carefully designed to show effective ways of defining and responding to common life experiences." - Denise Nessel, Ph.D., Senior Consultant with the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (U.S.), writing in Library Media Connection: The Professional Magazine for School Library Media Specialists (U.S.)




"These enchanting stories Shah has collected have a richness and depth not often encountered in children's literature, and their effect on minds young and old can be almost magical." - Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (U.S.)




"Shah has collected hundreds of Sufi tales, many of which are teaching tales or instructional stories. In this tradition, the line between stories for children and those for adults is not as clear as it seems to be in Western cultures, and the lessons are important for all generations." - School Library Journal (U.S.)




"... these are vibrant, engaging, universal stories...." - Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (U.S.)




"... they not only entertain, but can be understood on many different levels and provide a form of 'nourishment for the brain' that can help develop thinking abilities and perceptions." - Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (U.S.)
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