Other Language Editions
English-Spanish bilingual editions.
At the request of many teachers and parents in the US, we have published English-Spanish bilingual editions of the eleven Hoopoe Teaching-Stories by Idries Shah, which are now available through local bookstores and on Amazon. In addition, teacher and parents can download free online resources in Spanish here.
Readers from Spain may prefer these Spanish only editions.
These twelve titles are currently available in Kabul in Dari-Pashto bilingual editions.
Hoopoe’s illustrated children’s books have also been translated into Dari-Pashto bilingual editions and distributed as part of our literacy program to help the children of Afghanistan. Editions are also available in Urdu-English, Urdu-Pashto, Urdu-Sindhi and Urdu-Baluchi for the children of Pakistan and the border regions.
Urdu-Pashto bilingual editions.
With the help of our partners in these countries, we have distributed over 4.5 million of these beautiful stories to children in schools, orphanages, prisons, and refugee camps, and to street children. For 99% of these young people, these are among the first illustrated storybooks they have seen, and certainly the first they own.
Many visitors to our website have asked us for these editions to be made available to families living in the diasporas. We are now working to do this and, shortly, will make them available from booksellers and Amazon.
The proceeds from the sales of these editions will support our programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If you wish to receive news of our progress, please sign up for our newsletter using the MailChimp link at the bottom of this page.