Ghaddar the Ghoul and Other Palestinian Stories (Hardcover)

By Sonia Nimr (Retold by), Hannah Shaw (Illustrator), Ghada Karmi (Introduction by)

Frances Lincoln, 9781845077716, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/5/2008)

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Why do snakes eat frogs? What makes a man-eating ghoul become a vegetarian? How can a woman make a bored prince smile? And what’s a king to do when a princess refuses to marry him? The answers are found in this engaging compilation of Palestinian folk tales, cleverly retold by Sonia Nimr. The charismatic women, genial tricksters, mischievous animals, and other colorful characters who appear in the stories are imbued with a wry sense of humor, delighting readers young and old alike. Hannah Shaw’s deft illustrations are the perfect complement to Nimr’s upbeat storytelling.

About the Author

Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but has also worked in a chocolate shop and a bead factory. Since childhood she has had a passion for writing stories and creating characters to illustrate them. She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire, U.K.