The Farmer’s Wife

By Idries Shah  |  Illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago
Ages: 3–7

ISBN: 978-1-883536-07-7 (hardback) $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-942698-16-6 (paperback) $11.90
Hardback: 32 pages
Paperback: 36 pages

This is a cumulative tale of a woman’s efforts to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground. Children will enjoy learning the highly predictable lines by heart. But when a surprise event changes the direction of the tale, their expectations will be jolted in a most amusing way, and they will have learned its valuable lessons about the nature of problem solving and discovery.

Rose Mary Santiago’s striking illustrations evoke the story’s origins and, at the same time, add a uniquely playful atmosphere to this funny tale.

National Parenting Publication Awards — Honors Award Winner