Fatima the Spinner and the Tent -- Fatima la fileuse et la tente: English-French Edition (Hoopoe Teaching-Stories) (Paperback)

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By Idries Shah, Natasha Delmar (Illustrator)
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Fatima is a young woman whose life seems beset by one disaster after another. Setting forth on a journey from her home in the West, she is shipwrecked and cast ashore alone near Alexandria. Adopted by a family of weavers, and beginning to prosper in her new life, she is captured and made to work making masts. Undertaking a journey to sell the masts, her ship is wrecked off the coast of China. It is only here that Fatima finally realizes that what seemed to be disasters were really essential steps towards realizing her eventual fulfillment. A story of wisdom and depth, ideal as a bedtime story, it helps children understand the need for perseverance to reach their goals.

This Teaching-Story is well known in Greek folklore, but this version is attributed to the Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne in Turkey) who died in 1750.

This book is filled with wonderful illustrations by Natasha Delmar. Taught to paint by her father, the celebrated classic Chinese painter Ng Yi-Ching, she captures Fatima's adventures with a wealth of detail and color. Using Middle Eastern and Chinese design, Delmar transports readers into the exotic worlds of Fatima's travels, in a way delightful to both young and old.

Fatima est une jeune fille dont la vie semble n' tre qu'une m saventure apr's l'autre. Au cours d'un long voyage vers l'ouest, son bateau sombre et elle s' choue sur une plage pr's d'Alexandrie. Elle est adopt e par une famille de tisserands et commence gagner sa vie lorsqu'elle est captur e et forc e construire des m ts de bateaux. Elle part vendre ses m ts mais son bateau s' choue pr's des cotes chinoises. Ce n'est que l que Fatima va comprendre que tous ces d sastres taient en fait des tapes indispensables pour arriver son bonheur. Une profonde histoire de sagesse qui se raconte le soir avant de dormir. Elle aide les enfants comprendre qu'il faut pers v rer pour atteindre son but.

Cette histoire-enseignement est bien connue dans le folklore grec, mais cette version est attribu e au cheikh Mohamed Jamaluddin d'Adrianople (actuel Edirne, en Turquie), mort en 1750.

Natasha Delmar est l'auteur des magnifiques illustrations qui parcourent le livre. l ve de son p re, le c l bre peintre classique chinois Ng Yi-Ching, elle a su capturer les aventures de Fatima avec une abondance de d tails et de couleurs. Elle utilise des motifs du Moyen-Orient et de Chine, et transporte le lecteur dans les mondes exotiques o se rend Fatima. Elle enchantera les petits et les grands.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944493868
ISBN-10: 1944493867
Publisher: Hoopoe Books
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Hoopoe Teaching-Stories