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The Honey Thief

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780980757040
Author(s): Najaf Mazari
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: Insight Publications
Dimensions: 136 x 0 x 208 (w x l x h)
Pages: 296

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From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, poisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. The beekeeper said to the boy: 'Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?' Abbas smiled. 'Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir.' 'It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold.' 'How do you know?' 'I have seen a bee sneezing.' 'No!' said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, 'God will punish you for telling lies!' Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help. The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven.
The sorrow of this extraordinary land is here too in the story of Abdul Kaliq, the king-killer, who ends his life on a scaffold in Kabul, and of Majid the Madman who turns to music for solace when his children die of plague. Other tales tell of an aged wolf who proves to a shepherd boy that he is the most intelligent creature on earth; of Proud Nadia, courted with a
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