A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, an exciting story every night. She tells her wonderful stories until the King realizes that he won't be able to live without them...
Queen Shaharazad tells stories to her murdering husband, King Shahryar, every night, to delay her inevitable execution. He is so intrigued in the magical stories Shaharazad tells, he can't bring himself to kill her.
The Tale of Ala al-Din and his Wonderful Lamp is only one of the many wonderful stories - magic, humorous, cruel - that Queen Shahrazad told the King in order to delay her execution.
|Publication date:||15th July 1999|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Classic Fiction, Traditional Tales|
Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here. Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean: 'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write ...More About Geraldine McCaughrean