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كيف صرت حكواتياً

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Language: 
Title in English: 
How I became a storyteller
Author: 
Nabiha Mehaydli
Illustrator: 
Rahf Chikhani
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Beirut
Country: 
Publisher: 
Dar al-Hadaeq
Year of publication: 
2016
Pages: 
27 p.
Size: 
22 x 22 cm
ISBN: 
978-614-439-061-0
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Jad belongs to the school drawing club, but the teacher doesn’t like any of his drawings! She sees nothing but a purple dot on a sand-coloured background, where Jad has drawn an elephant, separated from his herd, lost in the vastness of the desert. The teacher realises that Jad’s place is not in the drawing club but in the storytelling club. There he can give free rein to his imagination and tell his stories to the other children. And a storyteller is what Jad grows up to become. The illustrations, with their warm colours and blend of gouache, pastels, cut-outs and photos, beautifully express the joyfulness and optimism of this story.