Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Book Review: The Parrot and The Merchant by Rumi, Ali Seidabadi, Illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian.


Book: The Parrot and The Merchant

Author: Rumi

Written: Ali Seidabadi

Illustrated By: Marjan Vafaeian

Pages: 24

Publisher: Puffin Books

How Long it Took Me To Read: 20 minutes

Plot Summary: Mah Jahan, a rich merchant woman, collects birds in cages. But when she brings back a gift for one of them, she learns a surprising lesson. 
This exquisitely illustrated story is an enchanting fable exploring how hard it is to let go of someone you love and give them freedom. Retold for modern-day readers, this classic tale by Rumi is brought to life by the award-winning illustrator Marjan Vafaian.

Review: This was such a charming read, based on Rumi's original tale of love and freedom. It tells us the value of freedom in a very simple way. I loved this story, Rumi really knew how to convey a deep message in the simplest but stirring way. The art was really special, gorgeous and really unique.

Look at some of the gorgeous pages below.




This story will stay with you. Its message is timeless. I also really liked that the merchant, who travelled all over the world, was a woman and not a man. Showing that women can do anything and be anything. This is a great book to read to your littles, they are bound to enjoy the story and the art.

Rating: 5/5

Rumi is always a great idea.

This book was sent to me by the good folks at Penguin Random House. The views are all my own. 

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