The Farmer’s Wife – English-Pashto Edition

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By Idries Shah
Illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago
Translated by Parween Pazhwak and Hozhaber Shinwary
Ages: 3–7

ISBN: 978-1-944493-62-2 (paperback) $9.99
32 pages

For more than 30 years Idries Shah’s collections of teaching stories and narratives from the Sufi tradition have captivated the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Shah selected the majority of these tales from oral sources. They are repeated in homes, courts and caravanserais throughout Central Asia and the Middle East. The Farmer’s Wife and how she retrieves an apple from a hole in the ground is one of the many Sufi tales for children. For over a thousand years it has entertained young people who join in the chant of this cumulative tale and, at the same time, learn its valuable lessons about the nature of problem solving and discovery.

“Its pleasantly repetitive language makes it an ideal tool for developing reading readiness and beginning reading skills.” —Denise Nessel, PhD., National Urban Alliance for Effective Education
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