Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Shahnameh is an ancient Persian poem comprising a collection of stories, myths and legends which have been retold for over a thousand years. From the wicked Zahnak who feeds the brains of his victims to his snakes to the seven trials of the famous hero Rustam, these tales are full of kings and princesses, magical animals and demons and together form a great classic of Persian literature.

Elizabeth Laird's skilful retelling of these fabulous stories is accompanied by the most beautiful illustrations by Shirin Adl, including decorative borders on every page. There is also a helpful glossary of main characters.

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