Tales from the Arabian Nights



Tales from the Arabian NightsThe Talking Bird, The Singing Tree And The Golden Water , Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves , The Story Of The City Of Brass , The Story Of The Fisherman And The Genie , And The History Of The Young King Of The Black Isles Three 90 Minute Cassettes.

Kate Douglas Smith WigginKate Douglas Wiggin, nee Smith 1856 1923 was an American children s author and educator She was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 the Silver Street Free Kindergarten With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers Her best known books are The Story of Pasty 1883 , The Birds Christmas Carol 1887 , Polly Oliver s Problem 1893 , A Cathedral Courtship 1893 , The Village Watchtoer 1896 , Marm Lisa 1897 and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1903.

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  • Audio Cassette
  • 3 pages
  • Tales from the Arabian Nights
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • English
  • 24 October 2019
  • 1556850689

10 thoughts on “Tales from the Arabian Nights

  1. April (Aprilius Maximus) says:

    DNF I read around 5 of the stories and have concluded that fairytales just aren t for me.Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes 30 A fairytale from a culture other than your own

  2. Shiloah says:

    This was an well written classic works of the Arabian nights translated for children It was interesting and quite entertaining as we learned of the old customs, practices, beliefs, and superstitions of the Arab nations These are of middle eastern origin and can be violent in nature at times We had great time conversing on the topics brought about by these stories.As a side note I can see why Edmond Dantes the Count of Monte Cristo called himself Sinbad the Sailor after learning of his fant This was an well written classic works of the Arabian nights translated for children It was interesting and quite entertaining as we learned of the old customs, practices, beliefs, and superstitions of the Arab nations These are of middle eastern origin and can be violent in nature at times We had great time conversing on the topics brought about by these stories.As a side note I can see why Edmond Dantes the Count of Monte Cristo called himself Sinbad the Sailor after learning of his fantastic tales and all the wealth that fell in his lap

  3. christina says:

    I m not sure why so many people think the tales in the Arabian Nights are fairy tales Fairy tales are easily distinguished by otherworldly characters such as goblins, dragons, ahem, fairies, and always have a moral bent While some of these stories do have a few witches and a genie, none of these tales are really moralistically driven, unless you sincerely believe a woman s silence and immobility while she s continually being raped is consent I m looking at you, Gulnare Instead, these are f I m not sure why so many people think the tales in the Arabian Nights are fairy tales Fairy tales are easily distinguished by otherworldly characters such as goblins, dragons, ahem, fairies, and always have a moral bent While some of these stories do have a few witches and a genie, none of these tales are really moralistically driven, unless you sincerely believe a woman s silence and immobility while she s continually being raped is consent I m looking at you, Gulnare Instead, these are folktales They were originally conceived to be told orally, therefore it makes sense to have a dramatic turn, humour and yes, a fair share of stupidity because it s meant to be entertaining while preserving history.That said, this collection is not a good collection to read with young children and I found that many of the tales in of themselves were hit and misses Without contextualising the history of this region to my students, many of them latched only onto the superficialities of the tales, e.g princesses, snarky genie, my excellent witchy impressions, etc

  4. Powder River Rose says:

    Tales of incredible strength and perseverance, faith in and love of God, travel, wealth and contentment and who knows, maybe there s even a bit of truth and history Eight named stories but be assured there are manyamazing accounts of some length on the various travels or situations by an individual No story fails to hold one s interest and while I have several favorites each has been a joy to listen to.Narrator Joanna Ward has a lovely voice and reads the stories without error There wa Tales of incredible strength and perseverance, faith in and love of God, travel, wealth and contentment and who knows, maybe there s even a bit of truth and history Eight named stories but be assured there are manyamazing accounts of some length on the various travels or situations by an individual No story fails to hold one s interest and while I have several favorites each has been a joy to listen to.Narrator Joanna Ward has a lovely voice and reads the stories without error There was a moment when I thought I had read this before and maybe part of it I have, but I happy to have read it in full now I hope you find as much enjoyment as I have with The Arabian Nights

  5. Patrice says:

    Of the stories I knew, re reading them was not particularly interesting, mostly because of the unengaging language used by the translator it had that 19th century long winded way of writing Of the new stories, 90% of them seemed to be describing various types of wealth and the other 10% was the actual action of the story, which can get a little tedious In some stories, like Gulnare of the Sea, it seemed like a story in which nothing significant happened at all Overall, this is not my favori Of the stories I knew, re reading them was not particularly interesting, mostly because of the unengaging language used by the translator it had that 19th century long winded way of writing Of the new stories, 90% of them seemed to be describing various types of wealth and the other 10% was the actual action of the story, which can get a little tedious In some stories, like Gulnare of the Sea, it seemed like a story in which nothing significant happened at all Overall, this is not my favorite colleciton of fairy tales

  6. Rob says:

    This was a pleasant revisit of some of the stories I enjoyed when I was younger A great deal of the heroes are thieves, murderers, and other such lost people, but I somehow found that this made these dated stories surprisingly humanizing for showing us the triumph of imperfect humans.As a sidenote, I loved the opportunity to see the origins of some beloved Disney characters such as Aladdin and Kasim you d be surprised by their original stories Many of the tales ambled on, often due to the This was a pleasant revisit of some of the stories I enjoyed when I was younger A great deal of the heroes are thieves, murderers, and other such lost people, but I somehow found that this made these dated stories surprisingly humanizing for showing us the triumph of imperfect humans.As a sidenote, I loved the opportunity to see the origins of some beloved Disney characters such as Aladdin and Kasim you d be surprised by their original stories Many of the tales ambled on, often due to the inclusion of overly descriptive or superfluous words and phrases, such as ending a description of magnitude none of which compared to the grace of God at least once per story Totally not bothered by it, as it says a lot about the historical and cultural context of the book, and infers what may have been important to people at the time marriage, God, fair just rulership, family, and treasure I also don t think I ve heard the word notwithstanding so many times in one sitting.As this is a collection of stories, I must say that some of them had me at the edge of my seat The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree and the Golden Water , some were so foreign to me that I found them unstimulating surprisingly Sinbad , and of course a few were so bland that I can t even recall their titles.Overall, the aesthetic was really unique, the stories were intriguing, and the narrator s voice was very pleasant to listen to I m happier for having read it

  7. Tyler Celeste Hill says:

    This collection of stories is so famous and referenced so widely that I ve always wanted to read it in in its entirety and original translated, of course versions I did enjoy reading the original non Disney Aladdin, Sinbad the sailor, and others It was also interesting to read the culture and time through the tales what they honored and feared, how they reconciled themselves with death, etc However, it s immense for one thing, buttiresome is the fact that the majority of the stories This collection of stories is so famous and referenced so widely that I ve always wanted to read it in in its entirety and original translated, of course versions I did enjoy reading the original non Disney Aladdin, Sinbad the sailor, and others It was also interesting to read the culture and time through the tales what they honored and feared, how they reconciled themselves with death, etc However, it s immense for one thing, buttiresome is the fact that the majority of the stories have villains who are just Blacks who do things like eat people or act in other beastly ways While I usually try to see and accept a story within its original setting and cultural framework, I was just overwhelmingly sick of this racism by the end and was glad to be done with it

  8. Maartje Volder says:

    Fairytales are fun, but these are so different from the Western ones Where ours have been made to frighten and contain heavy loads of good and evil, these aresubtle There is no real evil, most rulers are fair and wise they might have a temper and most people are very honest The story best known is that of Aladdin, or so I tought as I knew the Disney interpretation but the fairytale is very different from that The character of Aladdin is not very likeable, as a good adolescent he is a Fairytales are fun, but these are so different from the Western ones Where ours have been made to frighten and contain heavy loads of good and evil, these aresubtle There is no real evil, most rulers are fair and wise they might have a temper and most people are very honest The story best known is that of Aladdin, or so I tought as I knew the Disney interpretation but the fairytale is very different from that The character of Aladdin is not very likeable, as a good adolescent he is a pain in the donkey towards his parents which he has and he has unlimited wishes Also there is no Jasmin but the princess Badroulbadour Biggest difference is probably that the whole story takes place in China making the broadway adapation from last yearrealistic than expected as their Aladdin was of Azian decent

  9. Emma Story says:

    I ve always super enjoyed the Arabian Nights tales, out of all mythology I think I d stick it in that genre.Far too little has been written with the inspiration of these stories.Also, Sinbad the Sailor is legit Odysseus, or vice versa I was hoping for the tale of Scheherazade, but it wasn t in here My all time favorite, however, will always be The Bird who Speaks, the Singing Tree, and the Waters of Gold.

  10. Ryan Elamri says:

    It s a nice book, it has very good stories the writing can seem old sometimes but it adds to it I would have preferred a shorter stories but lots of them because that s what the Arabian nights is about it s about multiple incredible stories that have morals it s the Arabic version of fables in this version, there were only a few stories that were long so if you like a few long stories read it but if you prefer lots of short stories then read another version.even tho I didn t like the struc It s a nice book, it has very good stories the writing can seem old sometimes but it adds to it I would have preferred a shorter stories but lots of them because that s what the Arabian nights is about it s about multiple incredible stories that have morals it s the Arabic version of fables in this version, there were only a few stories that were long so if you like a few long stories read it but if you prefer lots of short stories then read another version.even tho I didn t like the structure the stories still showed the culture, superstition, and morals of middle eastern it can be violent but I think it always shows good morals A great deal of the heroes are thieves, murderers, and other such lost people, but I somehow found that this made these dated stories surprisingly humanizing for showing us the triumph of imperfect humans I found really interesting the original story of Aladin compared to the Disney movie they left some important characters out

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