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The Old Woman and the Eagle – English-Dari Edition

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By Idries Shah
Illustrated by Natasha Delmar
Ages: 3–11

ISBN: 978-1-946270-16-0 (paperback) $11.90
32 pages

In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable.

This tale is specially presented for children by the author and educator Idries Shah, who, for more than 30 years, collected stories from the Sufi tradition from oral and written sources. Told since ancient times throughout Central Asia and the Middle East, such tales are used to help foster greater mental flexibility and insight in people of all ages.

“Out of Afghanistan comes this simple Sufi folk story collected by the late, noted Afghan author. In this gloriously illustrated tale, an old woman grooms an eagle to represent what she thinks is a pigeon—the only type of bird with which she is familiar. … Delmar’s paintings are beautiful and realistic. The side panels with detailed borders reflect elements of the tale and foreshadow events or reflect the elegant setting. … the classic story, packaged in an elegant design, will be a good addition to every collection.” Kirkus Reviews

“Natasha Delmar’s eye-catching color illustrations add a special touch to this wonderful story about learning to be open to new sights and things.” Midwest Book Review

“A fine story of how not to change others … very highly recommended picturebook story.”
Children’s Bookwatch: The Picturebook Shelf

“… a timeless lesson for young children and for the adults reading to them.”
Foreword Reviews

پیرزن و عقاب نسخه دو لسانه

انگلیسی – دری

نوشته: ادریس شاه
رسامی: ناتاشا دلمار
عمر۳ – ۱۱

$11.90 (پشت کاغذی)  ISBN: 978-1-946270-16-0
۳۲ صفحه

نرین حکایت دلچسپ، یک پیر زن برای اولین بار با یک عقاب روبرو میشود. با حیرت از چهرۀ نامأنوس آن، تصمیم میگیرد آنرا مطابق فهم خود از آنچه که یک پرنده چگونه باشد، تغییر دهد. کوششهای وی یک طرز معمول تفکر بشری را منعکس میکند: ناآشنا باید تغییر داده شود تا قابل پذیرش گردد.

یک شکل این قصه در مثنوی جلال الدین رومی شاعر مشهور افغان آمده که زیاده از ۷۰۰ سال قبل از دنیا رفته است. شکل فعلی این قصه توسط نویسندۀ افغان ادریس شان بطرو خاص برای اطفال بیان شده. ادریس شاه برای زیاده از ۳۰ سال قصه های مردمی را از منابع شفاهی و کتبی افغانستان، آسیای مرکزی و شرق میانه جمع آوری کرده است.

“بيرون از أفغانستان … این داستان کلاسیک، با دیزاین زیبا، میتواند  ازدیاد خوب برای هر کلکسیون باشد”

—Kirkus Reviews

“… داستان جالب آموزنده که باید قبول کننده بصيرت جدید و موارد نو باشیم…”

Midwest Book Review

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