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TWO fabulous new Arabian Nights Adventures titles are out now!

… and are available at .

Update! This fabulous Arabian Nights Adventure is out now – take a look inside

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One day a tailor invites the king’s jester to his home to enjoy a festive meal of fish with his wife. But the jester swallows a bone and chokes to death. Fearing punishment the tailor and his wife try to get rid of the corpse. This sets off a series of increasingly bizarre happenings and unfortunate events. The King’s Jester is an exquisite collection of tales that blend comic humour with an incisive portrayal of social relations … with gripping results!

You can check out the opening chapter of The King’s Jester right here.

Take a look inside The Fisherman and the Jinni – our latest Arabian Nights Adventure

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A sparkling lake set amidst lovely hills is full of fish of an unusual beauty. But when the sultan orders his cook to prepare some, the task is trickier than it seems.

The Fisherman and the Jinni is one of the great tales from The Arabian Nights. Enter a world of enchantment and discover an extraordinary web of beautifully interwoven stories.

You can check out the opening chapter of The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad right here.

The Three Princes, the Princess and the Jinni Pari Banou is available now!

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The eleventh title in the wonderful Arabian Nights Adventures series by Kelley Townley and Anja Gram is available now. Drama, intrigue, magic and mischief and are all aplenty in this incredible tale from The Arabian Nights.

The sultan of the Indies has a suspicion. Could it be that Ahmed his son and Ahmed’s wife wish to dethrone him and take over his kingdom? As a test of their intentions the sultan, egged on by the sorceress Shahd, makes various demands of the pair. But how will Ahmed and his wife respond as these requests become more and more outrageous?

All titles in the Arabian Nights Adventures series are available to buy at .

Marvellous new cover for a marvellous new title: coming soon!

 

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A sparkling lake set amidst lovely hills is full of fish of an unusual beauty. But when the sultan orders his cook to prepare some, the task is trickier than it seems.

The Fisherman and the Jinni is one of the great tales from The Arabian Nights. Enter a world of enchantment and discover an extraordinary web of beautifully interwoven stories.

Take a look inside The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad

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Caliph Harun al-Rashid goes disguised through the markets of Baghdad where he chances upon various strange encounters: a beggar who implores the caliph to strike him and a youth who spurs cruelly a mare upon which he rides. Bewildered, the caliph orders them to attend his palace so he might uncover what lies behind their odd behaviour. Back at the palace two more strangers arrive: a merchant with a mystery to solve regarding some olives and a young man with a beautiful falcon. These strangers are four unfortunate souls, victims of folly and misfortune who come in search of justice and redemption. Here are their stories.

You can check out the opening chapter of The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad right here.

Take a look inside The Three Princes, the Princess and the Jinni Pari Banou

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The sultan of the Indies has a suspicion. Could it be that Ahmed his son and Ahmed’s wife wish to dethrone him and take over his kingdom? As a test of their intentions the sultan, egged on by the sorceress Shahd, makes various demands of the pair. But how will Ahmed and his wife respond as these requests become more and more outrageous? Drama, intrigue, magic, mischief and sorcery are all aplenty in this incredible tale from The Arabian Nights.

You can read the opening chapters right here.

The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad is available now!

9781911030096

The latest title in the wonderful Arabian Nights Adventures series by Kelley Townley and Anja Gram is available now. It’s the tenth title in the series and presents a collection of brilliant tales of magic and misdeeds, folly and misfortune, justice and redemption.

The caliph Harun al-Rashid goes disguised through the markets of Baghdad where he chances upon various strange encounters: a beggar who implores the caliph to strike him and a youth who spurs cruelly a mare upon which he rides. Bewildered, the caliph orders them to attend his palace so he might uncover what lies behind their odd behaviour. Back at the palace two more strangers arrive: a merchant with a mystery to solve regarding some olives and a young man with a beautiful falcon. Four unfortunate souls, victims of folly and misfortune, go in search of justice and redemption. Here are their stories.

All titles in the Arabian Nights Adventures series are available to buy at .

The Three Princes, the Princess and the Jinni Pari Banou: new title arriving soon!

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We’ll soon be publishing our eleventh Arabian Nights Adventures title, the latest in this magnificent series by Kelley Townley with illustrations by Anja Gram.

The sultan of the Indies has a suspicion. Could it be that Ahmed his son and Ahmed’s wife wish to dethrone him and take over his kingdom? As a test of their intentions the sultan, egged on by the sorceress Shahd, makes various demands of the pair. But how will Ahmed and his wife respond as these requests become more and more outrageous? Drama, intrigue, magic, mischief and sorcery are all aplenty in this incredible tale from The Arabian Nights.

Take a look inside this beautiful book right here:

Fabulous new book coming soon! The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad

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Get ready for a collection of brilliant tales of magic and misdeeds, folly and misfortune, justice and redemption. The tenth title in the magnificent Arabian Nights Adventures series by Kelley Townley with illustrations by Anja Gram will be published soon.

Caliph Harun al-Rashid goes disguised through the markets of Baghdad where he chances upon various strange encounters: a beggar who implores the caliph to strike him; a youth who spurs cruelly a mare upon which he rides. Bewildered, the caliph orders them to attend his palace so he might uncover what lies behind their odd behaviour. Back at the palace two more strangers arrive: a merchant with a mystery to solve regarding some olives; a young man with a beautiful falcon.

The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad is a collection of four tales from The Arabian Nights – four unfortunate souls, victims of folly and misfortune, seek justice and redemption. Here are their stories.

All titles in the Arabian Nights Adventures series are available to buy at .

The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars: Adventure No. 9 is out now!

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Discover this incredible tale from the Arabian Nights, available now as the ninth title in the magnificent Arabian Nights Adventures series written by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram.

A brass horse and rider sit atop a dome at the peak of a magnetic mountain, drawing passing ships to a certain doom along the rocky shores of its base. A man made of darkness and weeds silently steers a boat made of seashells, sinking below the water at the slightest utterance. A young woman arrives at a coastal town to find its inhabitants motionless, petrified in stone. A worm heads for a nearby pomegranate; the pomegranate swells and explodes, scattering its seeds everywhere; a wolf turns into a parrot and eats the seeds, but misses one; this seed rolls into a river and out rises a giant fish in its place.

These are just a few of the outlandish plots in these incredible tales that chart the adventures and fortunes of Zubaidah, a spirited young woman from Baghdad, her sisters, and three qalandars, sons of sultans forced by fate and folly to roam the earth as impoverished beggars.

Prepare to be spellbound by breathtaking tales of treachery and revenge, evil enchantments and epic battles, justice and redemption.

You can take a look inside this beautiful book right here.

All titles in the Arabian Nights Adventures series are available for purchase at http://amzn.to/2jTtTET.

Take a look inside The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars

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The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars is a collection of breathtaking stories from The Arabian Nights. This new edition offers a fresh and exhilarating retelling by Kelley Townley. As always Anja Gram’s illustrations are simply marvellous.

A brass horse and rider sit atop a dome at the peak of a magnetic mountain, drawing passing ships to a certain doom along the rocky shores of its base. A young woman arrives at a coastal town to find its inhabitants motionless, petrified in stone.

Wild imaginings and outlandish plots are hallmarks of these tales that chart the adventures and fortunes of Zubaidah, her sisters, and three qalandars, sons of sultans forced by fate and folly to roam the earth as impoverished beggars.

Prepare to be spellbound by tales of treachery and revenge, evil enchantments and epic battles, justice and redemption.

You can read the opening chapters right here.

Looking for fun magic and adventure stories? Step inside an Arabian Nights Adventure

Click on the images below to see inside these wonderful books.

All titles in the series are available on Amazon.

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Arabian Nights Adventures is an exciting new young reader series of tales from the Arabian Nights. Thirteen illustrated, black & white paperbacks feature the best tales from The Nights, masterfully retold by Kelley Townley and with fantastic illustrations by Anja Gram. Fun, gripping, beautifully told and illustrated, they are perfect for introducing young readers to the rich stories from this classic collection.

Stories to be included in this landmark collection are:
1. The Adventures of Prince Camar & Princess Badoura
2. Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp
3. Gulnare of the Sea
4. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
5. The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
6. The Enchanted Horse
7. The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree and the Golden Water
8. The Merchant and the Genie
9. The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars
10. The Adventures of Harun al-Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad
11. The Three Princes, the Princess and the Jinni Pari Banou
12. The Fisherman and the Genie
13. The King’s Jester (also known as The Little Hunchback)

 

The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars: new title arriving soon!

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We’ll soon be publishing our ninth Arabian Nights Adventure, the latest in this magnificent series by Kelley Townley. It’s a delightful and gripping tale with awesome illustrations by Anja Gram.

A brass horse and rider sit atop a dome at the peak of a magnetic mountain, drawing passing ships to a certain doom along the rocky shores of its base. A man made of darkness and weeds silently steers a boat made of seashells, sinking below the water at the slightest utterance. A young woman arrives at a coastal town to find its inhabitants motionless, petrified in stone. A worm heads for a nearby pomegranate; the pomegranate swells and explodes, scattering its seeds everywhere; a wolf turns into a parrot and eats the seeds, but misses one; this seed rolls into a river and out rises a giant fish in its place.

These are just a few of the outlandish plots in these incredible tales that chart the adventures and fortunes of Zubaidah, a spirited young woman from Baghdad, her sisters, and three qalandars, sons of sultans forced by fate and folly to roam the earth as impoverished beggars.

Prepare to be spellbound by breathtaking tales of treachery and revenge, evil enchantments and epic battles, justice and redemption.

Take a look inside Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp

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The story of Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp is beloved by young and old alike. Take a look inside this wonderful new edition written by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram.

Aladdin is a poor boy who lives with his mother in the ancient kingdom of Cathay. One day a strange man appears offering untold riches and young Aladdin is sorely tempted. Join Aladdin on his incredible adventures and visit the cave of treasures. A world of magic awaits you but watch your step – there’s mischief lurking at every turn!

 

Take a look inside The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura

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The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura is a rarely-told gem from The Arabian Nights. In this new modern edition you’ll find a wonderful retelling by Kelley Townley with beautiful illustrations by Anja Gram. Here you can read the opening chapter.

A young prince defies his father and is banished to a draughty old abandoned tower. A beautiful princess turns away all her suitors and so is confined to her chambers inside a magnificent palace of jewels. Thanks to the antics of two magic genies, the royal pair meet one night as they sleep – and are magically transported back to their own beds before morning. But was it a real encounter or an enchanted dream?

Mischievous genies, secret identities, evil birds, hidden treasure and more: join Prince Camar and Princess Badoura on their epic adventures as they search for each other across the ancient lands of Arabia. With only the tiniest of clues to guide them, can they succeed?

 

Take a look inside Gulnare of the Sea

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Gulnare of the Sea is one of the enduringly entertaining tales from The Arabian Nights. A mysterious lady is brought to the palace of a great sultan but she never utters a word and does nothing but stare at the sea – all day, every day. Eventually her story unfolds and we are treated to a sumptuous tale of enchantment, sorcery, magical transformations and adventure. In the story of Gulnare a watery sea-theme pervades everything, creating magical underwater kingdoms and raging under-the-sea battles. A rarely-told gem from the Arabian Nights, this is beautifully illustrated storytelling at its very best.

Take a look inside this fantastic new retelling by Kelley Townley with illustrations by Anja Gram.

 

 

 

 

Take a look inside The Merchant and the Jinni

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A merchant named Massoud encounters a terrifying beast, a genie with magical powers who accuses Massoud of having committed a terrible crime. Poor Massoud is to be severely punished, but first the genie agrees to listen to tales told by a farmer, a man and a woman who all just happen to be passing by. Will Massoud escape the awful genie in the end?

You can read of the opening chapter of The Merchant & the Jinni right here.

Take a look inside The Enchanted Horse

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Today is the great festival of New Year. A gigantic statue of a horse is brought to the palace of the sultan, a gift for His Majesty. Intrigued, the young prince seizes the reins. But this is no ordinary horse and little does Prince Firouz realise the magical journeys that lie in store for him. Set amidst a dazzling backdrop of mountain kingdoms, winter gardens and exquisite palaces, The Enchanted Horse offers young readers all the wonderment of an Arabian Nights world in rich, sumptuous detail.

Take a look inside this beautiful modern edition of an Arabian Nights classic, retold by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram.

Take a look inside Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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Ali Baba is a simple woodcutter who lives in the forest with his wife. One day as he is collecting wood in the forest he overhears the password to a cave where thieves have hidden their treasure. For the simple woodcutter it’s a dream come true. Or is it? The thieves soon find out that someone else knows about the cave. And they go looking for the culprit!

Take a look inside our new, modern edition of this all-time classic tale.

Take a look inside The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree and the Golden Water

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Bahman, Perviz and Parizade are three siblings who spend much of their happy childhood climbing trees, building forts and shooting bows and arrows. One day a travelling dervish visits their humble cottage in the woods and talks about a mysterious bird kept prisoner by an evil sorcerer. The children set off to rescue the bird, but they must first get past the menacing danger that lurks along the steep rocky path to the bird’s hideaway. Only then does the truth about a certain mystery finally emerge … one that has haunted the sultan and his wife for nearly two decades.

The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree & the Golden Water is an Arabian Nights classic that has been beautifully retold by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram as part of the new Arabian Nights Adventures series.

Have a look inside this beautiful book.

Take a look inside The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

 

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The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor is one of the great adventure stories of all time. Sinbad sets sail from Baghdad with a ship full of fine goods to trade and seek his fortune in the world. Seven voyages and seven thrilling tales of monsters and strange creatures, grave peril and spectacular deeds, shipwreck and survival.

Have a look inside this wonderful new edition which has been masterfully retold by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram.

 

The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars: A fabulous new Arabian Nights Adventure is coming soon!

… And here are just a few of the awesome illustrations inside.

Kids will love this incredible tale that’s soon to be published as the ninth book in this exciting new series!

 

The Merchant & the Jinni: Adventure No. 8 is out now!

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A merchant named Massoud encounters a terrifying beast, a genie with magical powers who accuses Massoud of having committed a terrible crime. Poor Massoud is to be severely punished, but first the genie agrees to listen to tales told by a farmer, a man and a woman who all just happen to be passing by. Will Massoud escape the awful genie in the end?

You can read the opening chapter of The Merchant & the Jinni right here.

This fantastic story is the 8th title in the Arabian Nights Adventures series by Kelley Townley and Anja Gram.

All titles in the series are available at http://amzn.to/2jTtTET.

Discover the new series of early chapter books that are ideal for young readers

Harpendore’s new Arabian Nights Adventures series is an ideal collection of early chapter books for young readers (Key Stage 2) who have outgrown their reading scheme books and are ready for new adventures.

The series, which will eventually include thirteen titles of tales from the Arabian Nights, contains a nice balance of shorter stories and longer epics, catering to young readers at different stages. It promises to be particularly enticing for reluctant readers as the design is fresh and modern, the language warm and accessible, the typesetting clear, and there are many brilliant illustrations inside.

Browse our site and take a look inside our books, find fun activities & meet some of our mischievous characters. All our titles are available to buy at .

New books, reviews and activities are being published all the time so keep visiting our website for information on new releases, giveaways and a first look at what’s coming up next.

Read the opening chapter of The Merchant and the Jinni

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We are delighted to be publishing the 8th book in the fantastic Arabian Nights Adventures series by Kelley Townley and Anja Gram.

Arabian Nights Adventures is an exciting new collection of chapter books that are proving to be extremely popular with our young readers.

The Merchant and the Jinni will soon be available on Amazon. In the meantime take a look inside and have a read of the opening chapter right here.

Book Reviews of The Adventures of Prince Camar & Princess Badoura

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‘… A warm and accessible style of writing including some lovely illustrations. This ancient classic has been redesigned to appeal to children and is perfect for our eight year old who is now free reading and exploring many different genres. This is her first Arabian Nights Adventure and I’m pretty sure it won’t be her last.’ – Read to TabbyLou age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘This is the second book that I have read to my son from the Arabian Nights Adventures series. They have both been an excellent introduction to the ancient Arabic tales which I remember reading as a young child … My son thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a perfect read for 6 – 9 year olds. Both accessible and entertaining. I would definitely recommend it.’ – Read to a 6 year old, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘My 7 year old daughter discovered Arabian Nights Adventures books this past summer. She is always anxious to hear the next story in the series. This time she had a chance to read The Adventures of Prince Camar & Princess Badoura … I read through the book and found that the story line moves quickly … There is something unique about this book: unexpected developments and a tidy ending for a book of it’s length and depth … I believe it’s just perfect beginner chapter books. My daughter LOVES it and the book currently lives under her pink pillow.’ – Read by Suzanne age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

Book Reviews of Aladdin & his Wonderful Lamp

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‘My son enjoyed reading this book. He would tell me what was happening and found it exciting. The text is a good size and nice and clear which is important as my son has dyslexia.’ – Evemot, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘Arabian Nights Adventures books are marvellous and they attract so many people of all ages. Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp is one of my favourites. Last year I took my daughter to a live production of Aladdin and she was really excited to get a chance to read this book. She likes the story and the illustrations. It was a delight to read it. Personally, I know only the Disney version so the original story was a real surprise for me – and I love it!  This book is a little treasure and everyone should have it on the bookshelf.’ – Read to Suzanne age 7, reviewed on Toppsta by HappyMum

‘I was so excited when my mummy told me that I had won a book from Toppsta! I rushed home from school to read it and it was as exciting a book as I could have wanted! Aladdin is so brave. I told all my friends at school that they should read this book!’ – Read by Hermione age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘This is a lovely book, I am so glad it is part of our collection! … The book is written in such a way that both my 6 and 8 year old can read it either with me or on their own. There are some illustrations throughout the book and these are great too. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s a great story and will be read over and over I am sure.’ – Read to Mouse age 6 and Leggies age 8, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘I really enjoyed this book. The story was exciting and the words were easy to see and read which is important for me as I have dyslexia.’ – Read by Ewanm age 8, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘My 9 year old and I read this together. We enjoyed the story very much. The sorcerer was a great baddie and most unlikeable.  At less than 150 pages the book was very accessible.’ – Read to Jack age 9, as reviewed on Toppsta

Book Reviews of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves

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‘My son read this to himself at bedtime and had finished it in two days – for me this would earn it 5 stars! We still read books together, so it was great that he was so engaged and enthralled by the story. When I asked him how many stars he would give the book he initially said 4 1/2, and then 4. Having read the other reviews that this had quite gruesome descriptions I was surprised that my son enjoyed this. He said he would recommend this book to friends, and he has asked me to get the other books from this series. So overall, this book was a winner! – Read by Bobbin age 9, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘A well written classic tale with some lovely black and white illustrations. It was easy to read and follow the story, however my 8 year old girl is a little sensitive and didn’t like reading about the killing of people and it did make her put the book down so I passed the book on to a boy the same age and he really enjoyed it and the killing bits did not bother him. His reading skills are not as great as my girl’s but he managed it fine by himself.’ – Read by ejpot age 8, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘This classic tale is simply and clearly told in this edition. However, it does not gloss over the somewhat more gruesome aspects of the original. The killing of the bandits is particularly grisly. It is a thrilling story and my son was definitely caught up in it. It is great that the Arabian Nights Adventures have been broken down into single stories in this way. It has made it more accessible to a younger reader.’ – Read to a 6 year old, as reviewed on Toppsta

 

 

Book Reviews of Gulnare of the Sea

Gulnare of the Sea is One of the 100 Best Children’s Books of 2016 according to children and parents on Toppsta!

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‘Gulnare of the Sea is one of the best stories I’ve ever read!’ – Read by Kieranadine07 age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘(This) has been a super book to share with my daughter who is 7 … Sea adventures, princesses, enchanted cities, battles, love – what’s not to like?! … I know we will be looking to start a new book collection now of more in this series … Appealing to all.’ – Read to Hannah age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘A really accessible read, good old-fashioned storytelling … brilliant to read together with younger children or for a confident reader looking for something magical … endearing illustrations from Anja Gram … Gulnare of the Sea is a gorgeous story … Kelley Townley does an excellent job in retelling these stories in a simple, engaging style.’ – Read by Catherine, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘Fantastic book with lots of twists and turns. The book says it’s for ages 7-11 but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it too … Would definitely recommend this book for children and adults alike.’ – Read to Jamesp age 8, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘… While this book may be designed for ages 7-11 it is a great story for most older ages too. I loved revisiting a story I’d read in my own childhood and will look out for others in the series.’ – Read to eviltedijr age 9 and conkerswrath age 8, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘This is a lovely story full of adventure and magic. It’s one of the less well known Arabian Nights stories. The girls really enjoyed this story in particular because it was about a princess and much of it was set in the sea. We would love to read more in the series. The book text is easy to read, my 9 year old could read it independently very easily. The text was accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Highly recommended.’ – Read to Lydib age 9 and Fifiod age 4, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘… We like the story a lot – personally it reminds me of the stories I used to read as a child (25 years ago) … My daughter really likes the adventures of King Beder – sinking ship or him being changed into the white bird are her favourite. I think the author has written a light, cunning and shrewd book! We already ordered another title in series: The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura. I highly recomend this book not only for 7-10 years old but also for older children!’ – Read to Suzanne age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘I have read this book to my 6 year old a chapter at a time each night, just the right length before bed. The story is both wonderful and gripping, moving through the life of Gulnare and her family both in the sea and on land at a cracking pace.’ – Read to Erin age 6, as reviewed on Toppsta

‘A great read with lots of little twists … I found myself wanting to read more even though my daughter was asleep. Would 100% recommend it.’ – Read to Eric age 6 and Ame age 7, as reviewed on Toppsta

The Merchant & the Jinni is coming soon!

Our eighth title in the Arabian Nights Adventure series is an exciting new edition of one of the classic Arabian Nights tales. Look out for The Merchant & the Jinni which will be published soon. With plenty of illustrations inside and a style that is fun and engaging, it promises to be especially appealing to children ages 7+ years.

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The Merchant & the Jinni

Take a look at some of the fabulous illustrations inside our next Arabian Nights Adventure.

Kids are sure to love this awesome story that’s soon to be published as book 8 in this exciting new series!

The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree & the Golden Water: the latest adventure is available now!

We’re so delighted that the latest Arabian Nights Adventure story is out now. This is the seventh title in this popular new series. The fantastic illustrations and beautiful typesetting inside this book make it – and all the titles in this series – ideal for children aged 7+ years.

The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree & the Golden Water

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Bahman, Perviz and Parizade are three siblings who spend much of their happy childhood climbing trees, building forts and shooting bows and arrows. One day a travelling dervish visits their humble cottage in the woods and talks about a mysterious bird kept prisoner by an evil sorcerer. The children set off to rescue the bird, but they must first get past the menacing danger that lurks along the steep rocky path to the bird’s hideaway. Only then does the truth about a certain mystery finally emerge … one that has haunted the sultan and his wife for nearly two decades.

The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree & the Golden Water is the seventh incredible story in the popular Arabian Nights Adventures series and it’s going to be published soon, so stay tuned!

Gulnare of the Sea: One of The 100 Best Children’s Books of 2016

Three cheers for Gulnare of the Sea! We are delighted that our third Arabian Nights Adventure is one of the Books Loved by Ages 7+ and one of The 100 Best Children’s Books of 2016 as read and reviewed by children and parents over at Toppsta!

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The Enchanted Horse: A New Arabian Nights Adventure for 2017!

We start the New Year with another superb Arabian Nights Adventure. The Enchanted Horse is the 6th title in this fantastic series written by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram and it’s available now at http://amzn.to/2iE52TQ.

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Today is the great festival of New Year. A gigantic statue of a horse is brought to the palace of the sultan, a gift for His Majesty. Intrigued, the young prince seizes the reins. But this is no ordinary horse and little does Prince Firouz realise the magical journeys that lie in store for him. Set amidst a dazzling backdrop of mountain kingdoms, winter gardens and exquisite palaces, The Enchanted Horse offers young readers all the wonderment of an Arabian Nights world in rich, sumptuous detail.

Discover the new series of early chapter books that are ideal for young readers

Harpendore’s new Arabian Nights Adventures series is an ideal collection of early chapter books for young readers (Key Stage 2) who have outgrown their reading scheme books and are ready for new adventures.

The series, which will eventually include thirteen titles of tales from the Arabian Nights, contains a nice balance of shorter stories and longer epics, catering to young readers at different stages. It promises to be particularly enticing for reluctant readers as the design is fresh and modern, the language warm and accessible, the typesetting clear, and there are many brilliant illustrations inside.

Browse our site and take a look inside our books, find fun activities & meet some of our mischievous characters.

New books, reviews and activities are being published all the time so keep visiting our website for information on new releases, giveaways and a first look at what’s coming up next.

The Enchanted Horse: Adventure No. 6 is coming soon!

Happy Christmas to all our amazing Arabian Nights Adventurers!

The Enchanted Horse is the 6th title in our Arabian Nights Adventures series and it’s coming out soon.

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Today is the great festival of New Year. A gigantic statue of a horse is brought to the palace of the sultan, a gift for His Majesty. Intrigued, the young prince seizes the reins. But this is no ordinary horse and little does Prince Firouz realise the magical journeys that lie in store for him. An adventure set amidst a dazzling backdrop of mountain kingdoms, winter gardens and exquisite palaces, The Enchanted Horse offers young readers all the wonderment of an Arabian Nights world in rich, sumptuous detail.

Five stars for Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp

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“This is a lovely book, I am so glad it is part of our collection! Although you are told to not judge a book by it’s cover, I love the cover of this one! The book is written in such a way that both my 6 and 8 year old can read it either with me or on their own. There are some illustrations through the book and these are great too. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s a great story and will read over and over I am sure”. (Read to Mouse, age 5 and Leggies, age 7)

Read more ace reviews for Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp here!

 

Toppsta Book Giveaway – The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura: Winners have been chosen!

CONGRATULATIONS to the TWELVE lucky winners of our The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura Toppsta book giveaway.

Your books are on their way – we look forward to hearing what you think over on Toppsta!

Happy Reading!

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The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

We are excited to be publishing the FIFTH book in the Arabian Nights Adventures series.

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor is out now on Amazon!

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This is a fantastic new edition of one of the great adventure stories of all time, masterfully retold by Kelley Townley and with fantastic illustrations by Anja Gram.

Sinbad sets sail from Baghdad with a ship full of fine goods to trade and seek his fortune in the world. Seven voyages and seven thrilling tales of monsters and strange creatures, grave peril and spectacular deeds, shipwreck and survival.

A great tale that will be adored by children and adults alike.

 

New Toppsta Book Giveaway now open!

Our latest Toppsta book giveaway is The Adventures of Prince Camar and Princess Badoura, a little known but absolutely beautiful tale from the Arabian Nights.

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A prince and princess meet and fall in love but they are separated by thousands of miles. Join Prince Camar and Princess Badoura on their epic adventures as they search for each other across the ancient lands of Arabia. Genies, voyages, secret identities, hidden treasure and more. With only the tiniest of clues to guide them, can they succeed?

Find out more about this gem of a tale. Visit Toppsta book giveaway and enter for a chance to WIN and REVIEW this wonderful story which has been beautifully retold by Kelley Townley and illustrated by Anja Gram.

This giveaway is available in the UK and Ireland only. Giveaway ends at midnight on 11th December 2016.

12 copies will be available to win.

More Ace Reviews for Arabian Nights Adventures books

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“This book is a little treasure & everyone should have it on the bookshelf.”

“Arabian Nights Adventures books are marvellous!”

So said one very Happy Mum about Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp.

You can read more ace reviews of all the Arabian Nights Adventures books over at Toppsta book reviews.

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Coming soon! The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

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One of the greatest adventure stories of all time will soon be published as the FIFTH title in our Arabian Nights Adventures series.

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Sinbad sets sail from Baghdad with a ship full of fine goods to trade and seek his fortune in the world. Seven voyages and seven thrilling tales of monsters and strange creatures, grave peril and spectacular deeds, shipwreck and survival.

So get set to join Sinbad on his incredible adventures and sail the seven seas. Masterfully retold by Kelley Townley and with fantastic illustrations by Anja Gram, this new edition is bound to be adored by children and adults alike.

Toppsta reviews of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves

Congratulations to all the winners of our latest Toppsta book giveaway!

“Another great book from the Arabian Nights Adventures series …” is what one Toppsta reader had to say about Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves. You can read more Toppsta reviews here.

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Toppsta’s August Debut Author Giveaway

We are delighted that Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves has been selected for Toppsta’s August Debut Author Giveaway!

You can enter Toppsta’s August Debut Author Giveaway for a chance to WIN and REVIEW this classic tale, beautifully retold by Kelley Townley and with fabulous illustrations by Anja Gram.

The giveaway opens on Monday 8th August and runs until Sunday 28th August.

12 copies will be available to win.

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Wonderful reviews for Gulnare of the Sea

It seems that children just love Gulnare of the Sea, the THIRD adventure in our Arabian Nights Adventures series!

Check out all the enthusiastic reviews for this amazing story over at Toppsta!

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

We are excited to be publishing the FOURTH book in the Arabian Nights Adventures series.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is out now on Amazon!

This promises to be a wonderful edition of one of the great classic tales of all time.

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Toppsta Book Giveaway – Gulnare of the Sea: Winners have been chosen!

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CONGRATULATIONS to the TWELVE lucky winners of our Gulnare of the Sea Toppsta book giveaway.

Your books are on their way – we look forward to hearing what you think!

Happy Reading!

*Please note that books and certificates have been mailed separately.

Our latest Goodreads Book Giveaways

We regularly run Goodreads Giveaways.

Visit us over on Goodreads to find our latest giveaways and ENTER for a chance to WIN.

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