The Knight, the Princess, and the Magic Rock by Sara Azizi
A Classic Persian Tale

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The Knight, the Princess & the Magic Rock beautifully brings to life the enchanting story of Bijan, a brave young knight from the ancient land of Persia, and his star-crossed lover, Manijeh, princess of an enemy kingdom. Originally written over a thousand years ago, the story has been rendered into films, operas, and plays. Rich in symbolism, and filled with acts of heroism, secret potions, and the king’s all-knowing golden cup, the tale will delight children everywhere.
 

About Sara Azizi

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Sara Azizi is a writer and storyteller who has wide-ranging interests in the arts in general and traditional Persian literature in particular. A native of Iran, she has lived and studied in Potsdam, New York, and Toronto. The Knight, the Princess, and the Magic Rock is her first book to be published in the US. Alireza Sadeghian is a professional painter and freelance illustrator. In addition to his design and illustration work, he has also taught art in his native Iran. He holds a degree in the preservation and restoration of historic sites and monuments, and lives in Isfahan, Iran with his wife and two children.
 
Published July 16, 2012 by Wisdom Tales. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The Persian king realizes that Bijan is not returning and uses his magical golden cup to see Bijan’s plight.

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The romance of Bijan and Manijeh is found in the Book of Kings (Shahnameh), the national epic poem of Iran.

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We are told at the beginning of this book that the story of Bijan and Manijeh comes originally from the Book of Kings, written by Persian poet Ferdowsi around 1000A.D.

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