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This book presents some of the best-loved stories in the world. Originating in Persia, India and Arabia, they were the daily entertainment of the common people. In this edition they are retold especially for children. This collection includes the voyages of "Sindbad the Sailor", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and the "Tale of the Hunchback"....

Title : sinbad s seven voyages and other stories from the arabian nights
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ISBN : 2953258
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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sinbad s seven voyages and other stories from the arabian nights Reviews

  • Richard Knight
    2019-02-12 19:15

    This book is lame-o. It contains four short stories, and three of them suck. The best one is the last one about a dude who gets drugged and then made a mockery of by the king. Oddly enough, this was the only story in the collection I hadn't heard of before, which may be why I enjoyed it. I didn't have any preconceived notions. Weak.

  • Kimberly Fields
    2019-02-14 16:25

    There is something mystical and magical about the Arabian Nights. One can't help but feel excited at the thrill of reading such classics as Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and so forth. Unfortunately, in this case there was more magic in the thought of reading the book, than in the actual book. The stories in this version were interesting, but most were not compelling enough on their own. I especially got tired of hearing about Sinbad's voyages and how every time he gets home safely he promptly forgets all the times he regretted leaving home and gets sucked into another voyage and another disastrous situation. Of course, he always manages to get out of the situation and end up richer (apparently the only goal in any of these stories-- as long as you're rich, nothing else matters), but in the meantime he doesn't learn his lesson and the repetitive journeys get old. The other stories got equally tedious, and seemed rather barbaric, with a lot of cutting people in half or chopping them in quarters or boiling them to death with oil. (These parts aren't explicit at all, but the idea is still more disturbing than I care for.) I don't know if Western folklore is tamer than Arabic, or if it has just been softened over the centuries, but these Arabic tales seemed a lot more violent than typical Western fairy tales. In conclusion, it was interesting to read these selections from the Arabian nights, but I wouldn't care to read them again.

  • Dayna Smith
    2019-01-24 15:15

    This small book is a collection of four tales from The Arabian Nights. It includes Sinbad's Seven Voyages, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Abou Hassan or the Caliph's Jest. For those who are unfamiliar with these classic tales this is a great introduction; for those who have heard them it is great reminder of why these tales are so timeless and popular.

  • Storey
    2019-02-07 18:08

    This was my 'bedtime' book for a while. I'd read a few stories out of it before going to bed. It's a fun little introduction into the "Arbian Nights." But I'm not sure I would want to read the whole one-thousand-and-one nights - the tales are a little repetitive and seem to use the same kind of themes over and over.

  • Liz
    2019-01-24 14:11

    Retellings of the familiar stories of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sindbad the Sailor, and many others that the Scheherazade told to her husband the sultan so that he would not kill her in the morning!

  • Charlotte
    2019-01-27 20:26

    This guy does not know the meaning of a quiet life! Stop adventuring and settle down you stupid man! If the same bad things happen every time you go away, maybe that's a hint that you shouldn't go away!

  • Kathi Sharp
    2019-01-17 21:13

    Heard on The Classic Tales Podcast

  • Andrea
    2019-02-05 15:20

    Well I did a children's theater show called "Sinbad the Sailor & the Evil Genie. Very fun. College 1988.

  • Jenny
    2019-01-31 14:06

    Sinbad was one badass sailor. The storyteller was one smart woman. These tales take you places.

  • Goodness
    2019-01-16 21:20

    Fantastically written.

  • Wanda Dossey
    2019-01-20 21:04

    Enjoyed this, but many of the adventures had mostly the same theme.