Rostam and Sohrab: Shahnameh Stories for Kids in Farsi and English (Paperback)

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Rostam and Sohrab's Story for Children
"Rostam and Sohrab: Shahnameh Stories for Kids in Farsi and English" is a literary masterpiece that bridges the cultural and linguistic divide, offering a bilingual narrative experience. Tailored to captivate the minds of children aged 3 to 8 years, this book serves as an introductory voyage into the rich tapestry of Persian literature, specifically the epic world of the Shahnameh, or the Book of Kings, penned by the legendary poet Ferdowsi.
This illustrious adaptation retains the essence of the classic Persian epic, encapsulating the tragic and poignant tale of Rostam and Sohrab. The narrative unfolds in a manner that is both accessible and engaging to young readers, fostering an early appreciation for timeless literary works.
Key features of the book include:
  • Bilingual Presentation: Each page offers text in both Farsi and English, enabling children to explore the story in two languages simultaneously, which can enhance linguistic skills and cultural understanding.
  • Vibrant Illustrations: The book is replete with full-color illustrations, bringing the legendary characters and their ancient world to life, thus stimulating the imagination and visual comprehension of young readers.
  • Cultural Gateway: Through the tale of Rostam and Sohrab, children are introduced to the themes of heroism, fate, and the complexities of human relationships, all set against the backdrop of Persian historical and mythological contexts.
  • Educational Value: Beyond its narrative appeal, the book serves as a pedagogical tool, offering insights into the dual-language structure, poetic heritage, and moral lessons inherent in the Shahnameh.
  • Engaging Narrative Style: The story is told in a simple yet compelling manner, making it suitable for the target age group, with elements designed to hold the attention and provoke the curiosity of young minds.

"Rostam and Sohrab" stands out not only as a cultural artifact but also as an educational resource. It provides a seamless blend of entertainment and learning, set within the framework of one of the most significant works of Persian literature. The book's dual-language approach not only facilitates language development in both Farsi and English but also instills a deep cultural resonance and understanding of Persian literary traditions in the young reader's mind. Through its enchanting illustrations and captivating storytelling, it promises to be a cherished addition to any child's library, fostering a lifelong love for literature and cross-cultural exploration.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781637196502
ISBN-10: 1637196504
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 50
Language: English