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The Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Hardcover – February 21, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 13 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 8
  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; Reprint edition (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847802532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847802538
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,703,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Zahhak sat hunched on his ivory throne, with his crown of turquoise pressing down on his head, brooding about Feridun, while the snakes writhed on his shoulders.
'I must be protected,' he thought. 'I must gather armies of men, with demons and angels in the ranks, to save me from this boy.'"
— from the book

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird is the author of Red Sky in the Morning, The Garbage King, Crusade and Lost Riders. She has been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, and her son lived for four years in Iran. She met her husband while travelling in India and they lived together in Iraq, Lebanon and Austria. Her other books for Frances Lincoln are A Fistful of Pearls: Stories from Iraq, Pea Boy, and The Ogress and the Snake: Stories from Ethiopia. Laird divides her time between London and Edinburgh.
Shirin Adl was born in Harlow, Essex, and grew up in Iran. Back in England, she studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going on to win the Hallmark M&S Talented Designer Award. She also designs greetings cards and makes cartoons. Adl's books for Frances Lincoln are Ramadan Moon and Elizabeth Laird's Pea Boy. She lives in Oxford.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Oliver Kelley on December 11, 2012
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Set you mind back to your childhood and enjoy the ride. Excellently rendered, and cleverly illustrated. Best read with open mind and heart.
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This is one of antiquities most lavishly illustrated books, and yet the publisher of this felt the translation was more important than sharing those illustrations with us.
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By dnlgjmnz on August 2, 2013
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A great book of the Persian Kings. The Shahnameh is a great book that is a favorite of mine. I am very glad it is sold on Amazon.
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