John Dreamer by Elise Celine Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman      
John Dreamer
Meet the author
Elise Celine
(Ages 13+)
Saving Baby Doe
Meet the author
Danette Vigilante
(Ages 10+)
The Milk of Birds
Meet the author
Sylvia Whitman
(Ages 14+)
Home Author Archive For Librarians Authors: Get Included

Wafa' Tarnowska

Dear Reader:

My Grandma Hanneh used to sit me down on the bed, hold my hand, and tell me the most amazing stories inspired from The Arabian Nights, adding her own spice and colour. I read different versions long before I wrote my own. Some were in Arabic, others in French or English. I wanted my version to have a distinct Arabic flavour. 

I chose stories that showed how women were clever, beautiful, helpful and wise—not just liars and cheats like King Shahriyar thought. Queen Scheherazade saves the lives of all the women in the kingdom. She changes the heart and mind of a very bitter man, making him a good king.

For me, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS is one of the most precious collections of stories that were given by the Arabs to the West. Click here to learn more about THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. Send a note to for a chance to win a signed copy.

Happy reading,

The Arabian Nights / Wafa' Tarnowska / Barefoot Books

Price: $24.99 / ISBN: 978-1846861222 / Published: October, 2010

Ages 8+ / Illustrated traditional tale

© 2005 by AuthorBuzz