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Title in English: 
The Pomegranate
Author: 
Nouneh Sarkissian
Illustrator: 
Arsen Janikian
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Yerevan
Country: 
Publisher: 
Alchemist Studios
Year of publication: 
2010
Pages: 
p.20
Size: 
20 x 24.2 cm
ISBN: 
978-9939-9005-4-4
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One may think what could be common between pomegranate seeds, the beautiful daughters of the King and the number of days in a year? In this fairy tale they all are closely interconnected.King Aram had 365 wonderful daughters who were kidnapped by an evil wizard called Sathan. As in most fairy tales at the finale of the story Evil is defeated by Good. The young princes joined together, fought Sathan and broke the spell he had bound the girls with turning them into pomegranate seeds. In order to defeat Evil one should not be afraid to start a crucial fight against it. This is what the tale teaches. The weddings of the princes and princesses lasted a whole year, 365 days. “It is believed that since then every pomegranate has had 365 seeds hidden under its peel,” writes Nouneh Sarkissian. The author suggests that the young readers should check whether this is true or not, of course if they are patient enough to count the seeds and can resist eating a handful.