The Thousand Nights and One Night

The Thousand Nights and One Night This stunningly illustrated selection of tales from the classic Arabian Nights features silhouette and color art by noted children s book illustrator Jan Pienkowski Retold by David Walser these inter

  • Title: The Thousand Nights and One Night
  • Author: David Walser Jan Pieńkowski Anonymous
  • ISBN: 9781606600207
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This stunningly illustrated selection of tales from the classic Arabian Nights features silhouette and color art by noted children s book illustrator Jan Pienkowski Retold by David Walser, these interpretations charm the contemporary reader with flourishes of whimsy and insouciance that complement Pienkowski s exquisite compositions of silhouettes laced with brilliant colThis stunningly illustrated selection of tales from the classic Arabian Nights features silhouette and color art by noted children s book illustrator Jan Pienkowski Retold by David Walser, these interpretations charm the contemporary reader with flourishes of whimsy and insouciance that complement Pienkowski s exquisite compositions of silhouettes laced with brilliant color and metallic silver ornamentation The tales include Shahrazade The First Night, The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Tale of Aladdin s Lamp, The Tale of the Birds, the Beasts and the Carpenter, The Tale of Sinbad the Sailor, The Tale of the Fox and the Cock, The Tale of the Fisherman and the Genie, and Shahrazade The Last Night This Calla Edition is the first publication of this work for the American market Available for sale in the United States only.

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    About " David Walser Jan Pieńkowski Anonymous "

  • David Walser Jan Pieńkowski Anonymous

    David Walser was born in 1937 in Singapore, where his father was serving in the R.A.F Trapped in Indo China by the outbreak of World War II, David Walser and his mother made a perilous escape back to England He is a writer, translator, artist, and musician, and has collaborated with Jan Pie nkowski on eleven books He lives in London.

  • 278 Comments

  • So I am a giant nerd and am OBSESSED with Arab folklore. (No regrets.) I grew up in love with Shadow Spinner and I just recently read The Wrath and the Dawn and I NEEDED MORE FOLKLORE. So why not read the originals?! Or, um, the retellings of the originals? Gah. Whatever. I quite liked this collection of tales. I like how they're all stories in stories. And sometimes stories in stories in stories. BECAUSE THAT'S HOW SHAHRAZADE ROLLS. I found all the talking animal onesh. But the genie and the fi [...]


  • A very powerful combination of retelling of classics from the Middle East with the hauntingly beautiful illustrations of Jan Pienkowski. The detailed, silent silhouettes complement the stories exceptionally well.


  • This is the most beautiful book I own.The story was beautifully retold, I felt so nostalgic as it reminded me of my childhood. The illustrations however are on a whole other level. Extremely aesthetically pleasing. The colors and drawings are so rich. I thoroughly enjoyed this! Definitely going to reread it and suggest it to everyone I know!


  • I borrowed this book to read to my son, but he was a little young for the level of vocabulary and length of some of the stories so I read it to myself. Nice retellings and lush illustrations, this is a great introduction to A Thousand and One Nights which is, most of all, I think, about the power of stories and storytelling.


  • Oh my. I asked for this book for Christmas and then we flew to a vacation at a ski resort without snow. So when we were not scrambling up the sides of some very dry Sierra Nevadas just outside of Kirkwood California, I was walking around carrying this most beautiful book exclaiming how beautiful is it is and being haunted by the idea of Sherhazad telling these horrific stories where time after time the rich are the without wits, the poor are the cleaver ones, man is greedy and the men are either [...]


  • The retellings are perfectly competent but what really makes this version of the classic stand out are Pienkowski's gorgeous illustrations. A blend of his trademark silhouettes and beautifully coloured backgrounds, every page is a delight.I would have left out the "Tale of the Birds, the Beasts and the Carpenter," a story of the 'son of Adam's' cleverness in outwitting and burning to death a young lion, but otherwise highly recommended.


  • I borrowed this book from my teacher, I enjoyed it a fair amount. I liked all the stories. I couldn't chose a favorite, really. I liked the art in it, it was beautiful. Honestly, it wasn't my all time favorite book, or least favorite. It's kind of meh. I read this book after reading The Wrath and the Dawn. I liked The Wrath and the Dawn better.



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