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Riding a Donkey Backwards : Wise and Foolish Tales of the Mulla Nasruddin - Sean Taylor

Riding a Donkey Backwards

Wise and Foolish Tales of the Mulla Nasruddin

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2018
ISBN: 9781910959305
Number Of Pages: 48

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Why does Mulla Nasruddin spoon yoghurt into the river? What is the reason he rides his donkey backwards? Why does he paint a picture that is blank? And is he crazy to move into the house of the man who's just burgled him?

Find out all about the amazing antics of Nasruddin in these twenty-one hilarious stories and riddles, famous throughout the Middle East for their jokes, riddles and wisdom.

Industry Reviews

"Muslim culture is portrayed in its richness without the text feeling like a cultural studies project, and the sheer warmth and playfulness of each little vignette gives an insight into the common ground in all cultures that humour breaks. Children and adults will find themselves laughing out loud at the Mulla's antics. Highly recommended."

* INIS *

"Sumptuous...It's a collection of 21 tales and riddles about a trickster known across Muslim culture. The text feels modern, but the illustrations feel traditional. They are bright and welcoming, playful and intelligent."

* Minerva Reads *

"Full of brilliant humour and amazing papercut illustrations, it's a real treat!"

* Read It, Daddy *

"Jokes, riddles and wisdom in a riotous collection of classic tales starring a popular character from the Islamic world. Khayall Theatre is an award-winning company dedicated to the exploration of Muslim literature for stage, radio and screen."

* The Bookseller *

"They're just right for classroom use across a wide age range as well as great to share as a family. The tellings are enormous fun and Shirin Adl's humorous collage illustrations an absolute delight; don't miss the splendid Islamic tessellation style endpapers."

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ISBN: 9781910959305
ISBN-10: 1910959308
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st June 2018
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.42

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