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Hamda and Fisaikra (English)

Hamda and Fisaikra (English)
Hamda and Fisaikra (English)

Published: 20110411

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Beautiful retelling of a Gulf folktake based on the Cindarella story.
In this, her first children's book, Kaltham al-Ghanim's interest in folklore is evident in the cadences of her engaging narrative which is full of the rich detail of life in the Arabian Gulf. This is also illustrator May al-Mannai's first book and her stylised, richly patterned illustrations, which incorporate collage, make confident use of the page. A beautiful production. Also available in Arabic.
Beautiful retelling of a Gulf folktake based on the Cindarella story.
Kaltham Al Ghanem is Professor of Psychology at Qatar University and has worked in several areas of anthropological research in the Arabian Gulf and is the winner of many prizes for her research. She is also currently head of the committee for of the national prize for children's literature and member of the editorial management of Folk Proverbs magazine. This is her first book for children.

May Al Mannai is an illustrator and graphic designer who works at Al Jazeera Children's Channel in Qatar. This is her first book.
First publication in English of a well-known Arabic Gulf folk tale
Outstanding illustrations from a talented new illustrator
Includes glossary of local folk customs and terms
Longlisted for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, 2012
Longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children's Literature, 2011

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