Rapunzel An Islamic Tale


When a woodcutter and his wife's baby daughter is taken away by a hard-hearted old women in payment for a few rapunzel leaves, they are heartbroken.Although the old woman is not cruel to the little girl, she does not want her parents to ever find her and names her Rapunzel after the rapunzel greens for which she was taken

So begins the story of a young Uyghur girl who is moved from place to place by a cold-hearted woman in an attempt to hide her from her parents. Despite facing many hardships, Rapunzel grows into a young lady with an inquisitive mind and a kind and generous heart.

But how will she escape from the tower? Will she ever be re-united with her parents? This is an empowering Islamic adaptation of Rapunzel which underscores hope, resilience and love for God.

Featuring authentic Uyghur art and calligraphy within the illustrations.

Fawzia Gilani has worked as a teacher, librarian and school principal in the UK, USA and Canada since 1993. She is the author of forty plus children's books, mostly on the topic of Eid. Although based in the UAE, she spends her time living between Ohio and England with her family.



Rapunzel An Islamic Tale by Fawzia Gilani

9780860377344 - Hardback

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