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The Wise Fool

Fables from the Islamic World

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ISBN: 9781782852551

Retold by Shahrukh Husain
Illustrated by Micha Archer
The riotous adventures and misadventures of Mulla Nasruddin introduce a new generation to one of the most-loved characters in the Muslim world. Nasruddin always has a twinkle in his eye, a sliver of wisdom in his ramblings, and a few good surprises up his sleeve!

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  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
  • Page Count: 64 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 6-10 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education, 2012
  • Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2012
  • South Asia Book Award, Highly Commended Book, 2012
  • 16 of the Best Islamic Books for Kids, BookRiot, 2019

"Brightly patterned collages accompany the tales" – The Horn Book Magazine

About the Contributors

Retold by - Shahrukh Husain
Shahrukh Husain writes for both adults and children. Born in Pakistan, Shahrukh now lives in London. She is also the author of The Wise Fool: Fables from the Islamic World. In addition to her career as a writer, Shahrukh is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist whose specialties include transcultural work.
Illustrated by - Micha Archer
Micha Archer grew up painting alongside her mother, who is a watercolor artist. Micha worked for many years as a kindergarten teacher before venturing into illustration. Her favorite media to work with are gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, and collage. She and her husband divide their time between western Massachusetts and Costa Rica.

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