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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Comment by Mahtab Karbasi

December 12, 2007 @ 5:33 am

I think most Iraninans know this story as we studied it at school at an early age. It makes me so proud to see this story written in another language so that the knowledge and wisdom is introduced to peoples of other tongues and cultures. It makes me even more proud because the person responsible, is me dear dear school friend Susan.

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