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best Arabian Nights book WITH pictures

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hobbeschild Wed 19-Jun-19 13:06:13

As a child I loved my illustrated 1001 Nights but I can't find one now that is pitched right and has pictures in it. My son is 6 and we're not afraid of a few beheadings etc. but would prefer the sex toned a tad (apparently Richard Burton's version borders on the pornographic).

I've heard lots of good things about Geraldine McCaughrean's version, but when I "look inside" it has no illustrations.

Reviews of Usborne's padded one also say it has very few illustrations, but I have their Grimm's one and it has just about enough, so if anyone can confirm they are similar then that might be the one.

Any alternative suggestions? TIA.

Ricekrispie22 Wed 19-Jun-19 16:15:47

The one re written by Fiona Waters illustrated by Christopher Corr

Zilla1 Sat 29-Jun-19 11:26:50

I know it's not what you asked for but when your son is older, I found the Husain Haddawy translation really well written.

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