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The Phoenix of Persia

The Phoenix of Persia

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"The Phoenix of Persia" is an epic tale from "Shahnameh," a collection of myths and legends by the 10th-century poet Ferdowsi.

Retold here for a modern audience, "The Phoenix of Persia" is reminiscent of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In this ancient Persian tale, a king awaits the birth of his son, but when the child is born with white hair and skin, he is banished to the forest. The young babe is brought up by the phoenix Simorgh until his father realizes the love he has lost and seeks his return.

A QR code is included to download Iranian music to accompany the text.


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  • Author: Sally Pomme Clayton, Illustrator: Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif
  • Published 2020
  • 32 pages, hardcover
  • 9 ½ X 11 inches
  • Ages 5–7


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