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A veiled lady holds up an apple
Language: 
Title in English: 
The farmer's wife
Author: 
Idries Shah
Illustrator: 
Rose Mary Santiago
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Los Altos, CA
Publisher: 
Hoopoe Books
Year of publication: 
2017
Pages: 
32 p.
Size: 
21,6 x 27,9 cm
ISBN: 
978-1-944493-62-2
Category: 

The story of The Farmer's Wife tells how a woman first loses an apple in a hole in the ground, and then attempts a series of efforts to get it back. Children enjoy learning to repeat the sequence from memory, and when the story takes a sudden turn, contrary to all expectations, they also learn important lessons on how to resolve problems creatively. The strikingly beautiful illustrations by Rose Mary Santiago invoke the origins of the story -- this traditional story has been told for hundreds of years in the Middle East and Central Asia -- while at the same time lending a uniquely playful atmosphere to this very amusing story.

Its pleasantly repetitive language makes it an ideal tool for developing reading readiness and beginning reading skills.

This is a bilingual book in Pashto and English.

For 3 years and older.

Publisher's information: www.hoopoebooks.com; hoopoebooks@aol.com