The Old Woman and the Eagle – English-Pashto Edition

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

ISBN: 978-1-944493-61-5 (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

بوډۍ او ګوربت انګیسي پښتو چاپ

لیکنه: ادریس شاه
انځورونه: ناتاشا دلمار
عمرونه: ۳-۱۱
$11.90 ‎‎(کاغذي پوښ) ISBN: 978-1-944493-61-5

۳۲ صفحی/ پاڼی

په دې په زړه پوري کیسه کې، یوه بوډۍ د لومړي ځل لپاره له یو ګوربت سره مخامخ کیږي. په داسي حال کې چې د هغه له ناپېژنده څېرې څخه حیرانه ده، پرېکړه کوې چې هغه له خپل ګومان سره سم چې مارغه ښایي څنګه ښکاره شي، بدل کړي. د دې زیارونه د انساني فکر یوه عامه نمونه منعکسوي: ناپیژاند باید بدل شي ترڅو د منلو وړ وګړځي.

د دې کیسې یوه بڼه د مشهور افغان شاعر جلال الدین رومي په مثنوي کي هم راغلي چې څه د پاسه ۷۰۰ کاله پخوا له نړۍ څخه تللی دی. دا اوسنۍ بڼه په خاصه توګه د افغان لیکوال ادریس شاه لخوا د ماشومانو لپاره وړاندي شوي. ادریس شاه تر ۳۰ کاله زیات وخت په ترڅ کې وګړیزې کیسې د افغانستان، مرکزي آسیا او منځني ختیځ له ژبنیزو او لیکلو سرچینو څخه راټولي کړي دي.

“له افغانستانه بهر … دا پخوانئ کيسه، چې ښکلی ډيزاين شوی، هرې ټولګې کې به يوه ښه زياتونه وي”
 Kirkus Reviews –
“… د زده کړې په زړه پوری کيسه چې نوي فکرونو او شيانو ته ذهن خلاصوي”
Midwest Book Review –

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د ګوتو نانځکو جوړولو لپاره ګام پر ګام لارښوونی (پی ډی ایف): بوډۍ او ګوربت

     بوډۍ او ګوربتد کاغذي پاکټونو/خلتو نانځکو جوړولو لپاره ګام پر ګام لارښوونی (پی ډی ایف): 

بوډۍ او ګوربت د ليمڅي لوبغاړو جوړولو لپاره ګام پر ګام لارښوونی (پي ډي ايف):

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