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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Hardback)

By Laird, Elizabeth
Illustrated by Adl, Shirin

The Shahnameh is a fabulous collection of stories and myths from ancient Persia, written into an epic poem by the poet Firdousi in the 10th century. The Shahnameh's place in Persian literature is equivalent to the Arthurian legend in Europe. The tales describe the beginning of th...e world, and include amazing birds who bring up orphaned Kings, noble horses who kill lions to save their masters, wars between demons and heroes, a feisty princess who goes to war incognito, and above all the great hero Rostam, who tragically kills his own son Sohrab, not knowing his identity. 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.
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ISBN 9781847802538
Released NZ 1 May 2012
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781847802538
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Released 1 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Laird, Elizabeth
Illustrated by Adl, Shirin
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Poetry & Anthologies
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 120
Dimensions Width: 214mm
Height: 278mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 821.914
Weight 816g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Firdawsai, Epic literature, Iranian, Legends - Iran
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult