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Sindbad [Paperback]

Ludmila Zeman
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3 Nov 2011
Perhaps the best known of the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights are those about Sindbad the Sailor. For centuries, people have been fascinated by the stories of a simple, sometimes confused, sailor who mistakes a giant whale for a lovely island and the egg of the Roc (a bird so huge that she can carry an elephant in her talons) for a mountain. Sindbad encounters many dangers, but he prevails in this first instalment of an irresistible trilogy, thanks to nothing but his own wits.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: TUNDRA; Reprint edition (3 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 177049264X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770492646
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 22.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,587,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing illustrations that captivare 2 July 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My almost 4 year old son loves this book and has me start over as soon as we finish. It is well written, albeit with quite difficult vocabulary. Talking about the illustrations is great; such a difference to the simplified block colour pics in so many children's books nowadays.
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4.0 out of 5 stars First in the Sindbad Trilogy 25 May 2011
By Nicola Manning-Mansfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Ludmila Zeman is a brilliant artist and solid storyteller. This beginning book in her Sindbad trilogy tells of two events on Sindbad's seven voyages. But first Zeman sets the scene by very briefly telling us the story of Shahrazad and how she saved her life by telling stories such as these to a cruel king. This book tells tales of how Sindbad mistook a whale for an island, how he mistook a Roc's egg for a mountain and was carried by that Roc into a pit of jewels and deadly serpents. While the story, of course is entertaining, the illustration is breathtaking. Ms. Zeman explains in an Author's Note at the back how she "wanted to recognize Persian influence in the art of book illustration, calligraphy, layout, illumination, and border decoration." Thus she has created illustrations of high detail and authentic ethnicity to accompany the tale, truly blending the art with the story to bring a credible presentation of a Persian legend.

While the publisher has recommend the book for ages 6+, I think the writing style is somewhat mature for the younger audience, and even though this is a picture book, I personally would recommend for ages 8 and up. No one is too old to read this tale, appreciate the art and glean information from the Author's Note.
5.0 out of 5 stars great book great service 6 Oct 2012
By Wendy Arnold - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful book. Illustrations are wonderful with the flavor of Persian Rugs and tapestries. Story is well told. Kids were captivated.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting tales from Thousand and One Nights 13 Mar 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have borrowed this book, and the other Sindbad books by Zeman, from the library and my children (2 and 3 1/2 years old) are engrossed by the drawings and the writing style. When we checked it out from the library, I thought it had a look of the bizarre, but upon reading the book for many nights in a row, I became so interested in the drawings, which include much more information than is presented in the book's words, that I would become distracted reading to the children. The "stiff" writing style, mentioned in another review, is not stiff at all, but lends the story a certain mystic quality that plainer words would take away. My children may not understand every word, but they find the story just as stimulating to the imagination as I do. I am buying all 3 books in the trilogy, and when they are older, we will read the translations of the original text.
4.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Book For Kids 17 Aug 2011
By Fairy Godmother's Bookshelf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book covers two of Sindbad's seven voyages. Children who like exciting adventure stories will be thrilled by Sindbad's visit to the mysterious island that turns out be a gigantic whale, his ride on the talons of the great Roc, and his escape from the pit of vipers with pockets full of precious diamonds. The beautiful illustrations are bordered with motifs from Persian rugs, capturing the Arabian flavor of Shahrazad's tale.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Charming Art 2 Sep 2005
By Theresa L. Ryder - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The art in this book is very charming, but we found the story-telling to be a bit stiff in places. Still, it's a great way to introduce younger children to Sindbad.
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