Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin
Illustrator: Shirin Adl
Would you like to know how a thief can turn into a donkey? Whether a cow can climb a pole? Or why you should spoon yogurt into a lake? Mulla Nasruddin knows all the answers, and he might also tell you why he rides his donkey backwards. Whether in the guise of an imam in a mosque or a beggar in the street, this trickster is never at a loss for a rejoinder, though it may leave you scratching your head, rolling your eyes, or laughing out loud. Enjoy twenty-one classic tales about a much-loved character from Muslim cultures in a book packed with jokes, riddles, and wisdom and paired with vibrant, theatrical illustrations.
“Meet Mulla Nasruddin.” Glossary. Full-color mixed media illustrations.
JLG Release: Aug 2019
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8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Level 3.7; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
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