Interview with Suzan Nadimi

Monday, September 8, 2008.

Suzan NadimiIt seems obvious now, but before conducting the interview you’re about to hear I had never considered how each culture, each part of the world has its own unique style to storytelling.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Suzan Nadimi, author of The Rich Man and the Parrot talks about adapting a centuries-old Persian story for modern-day western culture and the difference between eastern and western storytelling.

Children’s books by Suzan Nadimi:

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Up From The Ashes: Fatima the Spinner and the Tent

Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Fatima, the Spinner and the TentAuthor: Idries Shah (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Natasha Delmar (on JOMB)
Published: 2006 Hoopoe Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1883536421

This delicately illustrated tale of travel and tragedy reminds us that today’s disaster just might be a necessary step towards the ultimate attainment of our heart’s desire.

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Poetry of Motion: Silent Music (A Story of Baghdad)

Saturday, November 29, 2008.

 Silent Music (A Story of Baghdad)Author: James Rumford
Illustrator: James Rumford
Published: 2008 Roaring Book Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1596432764

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Loops, dots, masts and curves glide gracefully across exotically patterned images of football, friends and family as a young Iraqi contemplates practice, peace and beauty.

More of Islam and the Arab World on JOMB:

HOTLINE VOICES: Musician and father Curtis Harnanan shares his love for An Island Christmas (by Lynn Joseph and Catherine Stock)

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Caged Wisdom: The Rich Man and the Parrot

Friday, December 7, 2007.

The Rich Man and the ParrotAuthor: Suzan Nadimi
Illustrator: Ande Cook
Published: 2007 Albert Whitman & Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807550590

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Lyrical dialog and sweet, somehow soothing illustrations bring to life an 800 year old story of fondness and freedom that challenges us to make space for the perspectives of both captor and captive.

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You can read more about thirteenth century mystic poet Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi and the designation of 2007 by UNESCO as the International Year of Rumi here.

 
 

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