The Tales of Abu Nuwas - Setara's Genie

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Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay. When Najda, a poor girl, offers him a packet of spice for a story, Abu Nuwas launches into a tale about a girl named Setara and her genie. As did Scheherazade before him, he leaves the girl hanging in the middle of each yarn to keep her coming back for more. More

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About Marva Dasef

Born in Eugene, OR and a grad of the UofO, I still made a success of my life by constantly changing jobs and cashing in miserable 401K earnings. Finally, I decided to hell with it. If I'm going to be poor, I might as well be a writer.

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The Tales of Abu Nuwas
Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay. When Najda, a poor girl, offers him a packet of spice for a story, Abu Nuwas launches into a tale about a girl named Setara and her genie. As did Scheherazade, he leaves the girl hanging in the middle of each yarn to keep her coming back for more.

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Review by: Ardyth DeBruyn on June 02, 2011 :
An engaging frame tale type story with the main story following a girl with an overly literal genie. Young readers will love hearing about how each wish is carried out exactly to the letter, not the spirit of the request. It's a light-hearted version of 1001 Arabian Nights or Aladdin with fun references to other mythological figures. Also an excellent choice to also read aloud to younger children who might find reading on their own difficult, but could easily appreciate the stories if read to them.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Lorrie Unites-Struiff on Jan. 05, 2011 :
Review by Lorrie Unites-Struiff

Ms.Dasef has once again showcased her talent with this wonderful tale. Like Najda, I kept going back to the weaver sitting on his carper in the bazaar to hear his tales of enchantment, adventure, and mythical creatures.
A great read for all ages. Don't miss this one folks.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Brenaman on Jan. 04, 2011 : (no rating)
Marva Dasef takes us on an exciting adventure with the included stories as well as a touching story between the teller of tales and his audience. Don't miss this exciting read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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