Fatima the Spinner and the Tent: English-Pashto Edition (Hoopoe Teaching-Stories) (Paperback)

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By Idries Shah, Natasha Delmar (Illustrator)
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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. Adopted by a family of weavers, and beginning to prosper in her new life, she is captured and made to work making masts. Undertaking a journey to sell the masts, her ship is wrecked off the coast of China. It is only here that Fatima finally realizes that what seemed to be disasters were really essential steps towards realizing her eventual fulfillment. A story of wisdom and depth, ideal as a bedtime story, it helps children understand the need for perseverance to reach their goals.

This Teaching-Story is well known in Greek folklore, but this version is attributed to the Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne in Turkey) who died in 1750.

This book is filled with wonderful illustrations by Natasha Delmar. Taught to paint by her father, the celebrated classic Chinese painter Ng Yi-Ching, she captures Fatima's adventures with a wealth of detail and color. Using Middle Eastern and Chinese design, Delmar transports readers into the exotic worlds of Fatima's travels, in a way delightful to both young and old.

فاطمه پيغلې ژوند داسې ښکاري چې يوه پسې له بل کړاوه ډک دی. په لويديز کې له خپل کوره سفر پيلوي، کښتئ يې ډوبيږي او الکساندريا څنډو ته يې بحر وړي. د اوبدونکو کورنئ يې خپلوي او په نوي ژوند کې پرمختګ کوي، خو په غلامئ نيول کيږي او پايو جوړولو ته مجبوريږي. د پايو خرڅولو لپاره سفر پيلوي خو کښتئ يې ډوبيږي او چين څنډو ته يې بحر وړي. يوازې دلته پوهيږي هغه څه چې دی کړاوونه بلل له دې سره نهايي خوښئ ته په رسيدو کې مرسته کوي. د هوښيارتيا او ځيرکتيا کيسه، د خوب وخت لپاره مناسبه، دا له ماشومانو سره خپلو اهدافو ته رسيدو کې د استقامت پر اهميت پوهيدو کې مرسته کوي.

دا تعليمي کیسه په يوناني فلکلور کې مشهوره ده، خو دا ډول يې شيخ محمد جمال الدين ادریانوپل (په ترکيه کې د نن زمانی ادرين) پورې منسوب دی، چې په ۱۷۵۰ کې وفات شوی دی.

دا کتاب د نتاشا ديلمار له په زړه پوريو رساميو ډک دی. له خپل پلار او مشهور چينايي رسام نګ یی-چنګ Ng Yi-Ching څخه يې رسامي زده کړی، هغې .

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944493561
ISBN-10: 1944493565
Publisher: Hoopoe Books
Publication Date: January 30th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Hoopoe Teaching-Stories