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Shahnameh : the Persian book of kings

By: Laird, Elizabeth Adl, Shirin(Illustrated by)

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1847802532 / 9781847802538
Out of print
United Kingdom
28 cm 129 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Children's (6-12)  Learn More Teenage / Young Adult

The Shahnameh is a collection of stories and myths from ancient Iran, filled with kings, heroes, princesses, magical animals and demons.

Written as an epic poem by the poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century, it is one of the great classics of Persian literature.

The tales include the Simurgh, the giant bird who brings up an orphaned king in her nest on a craggy rock, wicked King Zahhak with his man-eating snakes, and above all the story of the great hero Rustam and his son Sohrab.

Elizabeth Laird is passionate about bringing this great epic poem to the children of western cultures, as well as retelling it for Iranian children living in the West.


YFJ Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage), YQE Educational: English literature

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