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Riding a Donkey Backwards

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Shirin Adl

A collection of sixteen riotous tales and riddles about the Mullah Nasruddin

Why does 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 sixteen hilarious stories and riddles, famous throughout the Middle East for their fun, wit and wisdom.

  • First collection of the Nasruddin tales for a young western audience
  • These stories are famous and greatly loved by families all over Turkey, Iraq, Iran and many other countries in the Middle East
  • The joint authors are internationally acclaimed Sean Taylor, with two members of Khaayal, a highly respected Muslim theatre group who frequently perform these stories in schools and at festivals

About the author

Sean Taylor is a children’s author, storyteller and teacher. Two of his books have been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize: Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater and Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All (with Hannah Shaw). Eleanor Martin was a professional actress before becoming associate director of the Khayaal Theatre Company, specialising in stories from Muslim Heritage. For the past 15 years she has been storytelling in schools and communities. Luqman Ali trained in the sciences of Islam and the languages and cultures of the Middle East and the Indian Sub-continent, and has worked as a writer and translator for publishing houses in both the USA and the UK. In 1997, Luqman co-founded Khayaal.

About the illustrator

Shirin Adl was born in the UK but was brought up in Iran. Her many books for children include Pea Boy, Stories from Iran, and Shahnameh, with Elizabeth Laird, Ramadan Moon and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, with Na’ima Robert, Let’s Celebrate and Let’s Play, poetry anthologies with Debjani Chatterjee, and The Book of Dreams, which she wrote and illustrated herself.

ISBN: 9781910959305
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 270 x 215mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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