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The Boy Without a Name by Idries Shah (Author), Mona Caron (Illustrator)

The Boy Without a Name by Idries Shah  (Author), Mona Caron (Illustrator)
'The Boy Without a Name’
By Idries Shah  (Author), Mona Caron (Illustrator)


On the day a boy is born, his parents receive a visit from a wise man who says, "This is a very, very important boy, and I'm going to give him something marvelous one day, but I will have to give him his name first. So please don't give him a name yet." The story tells how the boy seeks and eventually finds his own name – and also discards and an old dream he doesn't want for a wonderful new dream. This book is one of a series of illustrated Teaching-Stories by Idries Shah which of captivated hearts and minds for more than a thousand years. Among the many insights this story gives children is the idea that it takes patience and resolve to achieve one’s goals in life. Mona Caron's beautiful watercolor illustrations embellish this unusual and captivating story.

"A message of peace and happiness ... a satisfying bedtime story that will encourage pleasant dreams"


"Through repeated readings, these stories provoke fresh insight and more flexible thought in children. Beautifully illustrated."

(NEA Today - The Magazine of the National Education Association)

"The lively and colorful artwork evokes the Middle Eastern setting."

(School Library Journal)

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Age Group: 3-12
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