Fatima the Spinner and the Tent - La hilandera Fátima y la carp: English-Spanish Edition (Paperback)

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Fatima the Spinner and the Tent - La hilandera Fátima y la carp: English-Spanish Edition (Paperback)

By Idries Shah, Natasha Delmar (Illustrator), Rita Wirkala (Translator)

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(Bilingual English-Spanish edition / Edici n biling e ingl s-espa ol) Fatima is a young woman whose life seems beset by one disaster after another. Setting forth on a journey from her home in the West, she is shipwrecked and cast ashore alone near Alexandria, Egypt. Adopted by a local family of weavers, and beginning to prosper in her new life, she is captured and forced to work making masts for ships. While undertaking a journey to sell the masts, she finds herself shipwrecked once again - this time off the coast of China, where she finally realizes that what seemed to be disasters were really essential steps toward her eventual fulfillment. Full of wisdom and depth, and ideal as a bedtime story, Fatima's tale helps children understand the need for perseverance to reach their goals. This traditional teaching story is well known in Greek folklore, but the present version is attributed to Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne in Turkey), who died in 1750. Fatima the Spinner and the Tent is filled with wonderful illustrations by Natasha Delmar, who was taught to paint by her father, the celebrated classic Chinese painter Ng Yi-Ching. Delmar captures Fatima's adventures with a wealth of detail and color and, using Middle Eastern and Chinese design, transports readers to the exotic lands of Fatima's travels in a way delightful to both young and old.


F tima es una joven cuya vida parece acosada por un desastre tras otro. Al emprender un viaje desde su hogar en Occidente, naufraga y las olas la arrojan a las costas cerca de Alejandr a, en Egipto. Al encontrarse sola, es adoptada por una familia local de tejedores y comienza a prosperar en su nueva vida, pero es capturada y obligada a trabajar en la fabricaci n de m stiles para barcos. Mientras emprende un viaje para vender los m stiles, vuelve a naufragar, esta vez frente a las costas de China, donde finalmente se da cuenta de que lo que parec an ser desastres eran pasos realmente esenciales para su eventual realizaci n personal. Lleno de sabidur a y profundidad, e ideal para ser escuchado antes de dormir, el cuento de F tima ayuda a los ni os a comprender la necesidad de la perseverancia para alcanzar sus metas. Esta historia de ense anza tradicional es bien conocida en el folclore griego, pero la versi n actual se atribuye al jeque Mohamed Jamaludin de Adrian polis (la actual Edirne en Turqu a), que muri en 1750. F tima la hilandera y la tienda de campa a est maravillosamente ilustrado por Natasha Delmar, quien aprendi este arte con su padre, el c lebre pintor cl sico chino Ng Yi-Ching. Delmar captura las aventuras de F tima y las ilustra con una gran cantidad de detalles y colores. Utilizando elementos chinos y del Medio Oriente, transporta a los lectores a las tierras ex ticas de los viajes de F tima de una manera que deleita tanto a ni os como a adultos.

Product Details ISBN: 9781942698319
ISBN-10: 1942698313
Publisher: Hoopoe Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English