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Riding a Donkey Backwards

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Shirin Adl

A collection of 21 riotous tales and riddles about the Mullah Nasruddin.

Why does Mulla 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 twenty-one hilarious stories and riddles, famous throughout the Middle East for their jokes, riddles and wisdom.

  • "Written in a lively, fresh and accessible style, bridging the east and west, the old & new. The book’s backstory is also inspiring..." - Muslim Vibe
  • These stories are famous and greatly loved by families all over Turkey, Iraq, Iran and many other countries in the Middle East.
  • First collection of the Nasruddin tales for a young western audience.

About the author

Sean Taylor is a children’s author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. 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). Sean Taylor lives in Bristol. Khayaal is a multi-award-winning theatre and drama education company dedicated to the exploration of Muslim world literature and the experience of Muslims in the modern world for the stage, radio and screen. Khayaal is a multi-award-winning theatre and drama education company dedicated to the exploration of Muslim world literature and the experience of Muslims in the modern world for the stage, radio and screen.

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. Shirin Adl lives in Oxford.

ISBN: 9781913074944
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 215 x 270mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/02/20 at 22:18:26
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