The Magic Horse -- Le Cheval magique: English-French Edition (Hoopoe Teaching-Stories) (Paperback)

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By Idries Shah, Julie Freeman (Illustrator)
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The Magic Horse is the story of two brothers, one skilled in the practical arts, and the other, Prince Tambal, considered by most people to be only a dreamer. Their father, the King, announces a competition to produce "interesting and useful devices" - the entry produced by a woodcarver appears to be only a simple wooden horse - apparently of little value. But, when Prince Tambal looks more closely, he discovers that the horse is able to magically transport its rider to whatever place is in the rider's mind. In this way, Prince Tambal comes to learn a great many things, and eventually comes to know "his heart's desire."

This book is one of a series of illustrated Teaching-Stories by Idries Shah, stories which have captivated hearts and minds for more than a thousand years. The stories are designed to help children learn to examine their assumptions and to think for themselves.

In the Sufi tradition there is a continuum between the children's story, the entertainment or folklore story, and the instructional or instrumental story. A story can help children deal with difficult situations and give them something to hold on to. It can, at the same time, stimulate a deeper understanding in adults.

Le Cheval magique est l'histoire de deux fr res, l'un dot d'un grand sens pratique, et l'autre, le Prince Tambal, dont la plupart des gens pensent qu'il n'est qu'un r veur. Leur p re, le Roi, annonce un concours de fabrication d'« engins int ressants et utiles . Un menuisier va proposer ce qui semble n' tre qu'un simple cheval de bois, apparemment sans grande valeur. Mais lorsque le Prince Tambal regarde le cheval de plus pr's, il d couvre qu'il est capable de transporter son cavalier partout o il le souhaite. Le Prince Tambal va ainsi apprendre beaucoup de choses, pour enfin trouver ce qui est son plus cher d sir.

Ce livre fait partie de la collection d'histoires-enseignement illustr es rassembl es par Idries Shah qui ont enchant le coeur et l'esprit des gens de tous ges et de tous horizons depuis plus de mille ans. Elles sont con ues pour aider les enfants analyser leurs id es et penser par eux-m mes.

Dans la tradition soufie, il existe une continuit entre le conte pour enfants, le conte amusant ou folklorique et le conte didactique ou instrumental. Avec une histoire, on peut aider un enfant g rer une situation difficile et lui donner un appui. Elle peut aussi d velopper une compr hension plus profonde chez les adultes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944493882
ISBN-10: 1944493883
Publisher: Hoopoe Books
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Hoopoe Teaching-Stories