The Journey from Salalah to Bethlehem

Mustafa is back with a story about his ancestor in this retelling of the Biblical tale of the Three Kings who followed the bright Northern star and discovered the baby Jesus.

In paperback

£6.00

The Old Man and His Donkey

This heartwarming tale of the kindly old Arab and his (equally old) donkey is beautifully told and illustrated and is sure to appeal to children and adults alike, wherever they live. In paperback.

Buy in the United Arab Emirates.

£7.95

The Pearl Diver

This delightful story, carefully researched from oral and written sources – some dating from more than 150 years ago – offers an insight into the way of life that sustained the Arabian Gulf right up until the discovery of oil.

The winning charm of Patricia Al Fakhri’s watercolours combine with Julia Johnson’s narrative to make The Pearl Diver a perennial favourite with children aged 8 to 12.

Buy in the United Arab Emirates.

Download the FREE Pearl Diver Teaching Pack.

Listen to the FREE audiobook.

£9.95£12.99

The Secret of the Cave

A beautiful, haunting and mysterious tale for children aged 7+.  Winner of the International Children’s Book category at Sharjah Children’s Book Awards 2019.

In paperback. 

Buy in the United Arab Emirates.

£5.99

Ubuntu: Summer of the Rhino

Ubuntu: Summer of the Rhino is brilliantly told and beautifully illustrated and will delight children from the age of eight years upwards. All royalties will be donated to the Rhino Rehabilitation Centre of Rhino Revolution, to help rescue and rehabilitate orphaned rhinos. Merely by buying this book you are making a difference – but do join the Revolution and help make the world a kinder place: visit rhinorevolution.org

In hardback. 

Buy in the United Arab Emirates.

Download the free teaching pack!

£9.95

Jewels from the Sea: Pearl Fishing in the Arabian Gulf (English)

In this latest work, Frances Gillespie tells the fascinating story of pearl fishing in the Gulf. Jewels from the Sea is aimed at a general readership from youngsters upwards and is lavishly illustrated with photographs from the first to last days of pearling and, like Hidden in the Sands: Uncovering Qatar’s Past, features the superb paintings of artist Norman MacDonald.

Also available in Arabic

In paperback

£12.95

Jewels from the Sea: Pearl Fishing in the Arabian Gulf (Arabic)

In this latest work, Frances Gillespie tells the fascinating story of pearl fishing in the Gulf. Jewels from the Sea is aimed at a general readership from youngsters upwards and is lavishly illustrated with photographs from the first to last days of pearling and, like Hidden in the Sands: Uncovering Qatar’s Past, features the superb paintings of artist Norman MacDonald.

Also available in English 

In paperback

£12.95

The Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic Lands (English)

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, passed down through families, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy. First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna. Also available in Arabic (click here). In hardback

£13.95

The Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic Lands (Arabic)

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, passed down through families, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

Also available in English.

In hardback

£13.95

Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Conflict and Intrigue

KALILA AND DIMNA or The Panchatantra (also known in Europe since 1481 as The Fables of Bidpai) is a multi-layered, inter-connected and variable arrangement of animal stories, with one story leading into another, sometimes three or four deep. These arrangements have contributed to world literature for over 2000 years, migrating across ancient cultures in a multitude of written and oral formats…

In paperback

£9.95