Sindbad by Ludmila Zeman
(English): From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights

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For centuries, readers have been fascinated by the stories of the Arabian Nights. Perhaps the best-known is Sindbad the Sailor. He discovers an island paradise, but it is actually a giant whale. He sees a huge mountain. It is, in fact, the egg of the famous Roc, a bird so huge that she can carry an elephant in her talons. Sindbad manages to escape from Roc’s nest by tying his turban to the bird’s leg and is transported to the final adventure in this volume: the Valley of Diamonds. It is a story of high adventure and wit overcoming any obstacle.
 

About Ludmila Zeman

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Accomplished filmmaker, author, and illustrator LUDMILA ZEMAN was born in the Czech Republic. She is the daughter of well-known Czech film director Karel Zeman. Ludmila worked on major motion pictures early in her career, and she went on to create her own short animated films including the award-winning Lord of the Sky for the National Film Board of Canada. Besides films, Ludmila's storytelling talent and unique design has been expressed in countless children's picture books. She's received numerous awards as the author and illustrator of the Gilgamesh and Sindbad trilogies and The First Red Maple Leaf. Ludmila received a Governor General's Award for Illustration for her book, The Last Quest of Gilgamesh. Ludmila lives in Montreal, Quebec.
 
Published August 28, 1999 by Tundra Books. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Zeman, who has retold the story of Gilgamesh for children, here retells her second Sindbad (Sindbad, 1999) story.

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Zeman (The Last Quest of Gilgamesh) focuses primarily on the second voyage of Sindbad the Sailor for her retelling, which strikes the informal tone that Shahrazad might have adopted when she first relayed the adventures to King Shahriyar.

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Sinbad's Secret continues Ludmila Zeman's retellings from the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights, begun with Sinbad and Sinbad in the Land of Giants.

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