Rashin, an award-winning artist from Iran, brings Rumi’s classic to life. Now in paperback!
A plucky parrot living in the home of a wealthy merchant appears to have everything: the love of his owner, the best food, and a golden cage. But despite all this, the parrot is sad. The merchant will do anything to make his parrot happy! But will he be willing to set his beloved pet free?
Rashin’s colorful and lively illustrations bring a fresh and distinctive perspective to this thoughtful classic about what is most important in life.
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A spirited adaptation.
...imaginative and bright...
The Washington Post
Here’s a teachable moment translated into an enchanting, memorable experience.
Making her U.S. debut, Iranian-born illustrator Rashin Kheiriyeh takes a tale by Rumi about freedom and makes it entirely her own. The glorious patterns on the clothes of Rashin's characters, the furniture, floors, walls and vessels immediately transplant readers to an exotic land.
Comical expressions and lively action will keep children interested as they consider the tale's message.
School Library Journal
Stunning contemporary graphic illustrations in tones of red, green, brown and white express the sumptuous spirit of this beautiful Persian setting and tale.
Midwest Book Review