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The King and the Three Thieves: A Persian…

The King and the Three Thieves: A Persian Tale

by Kristin Balouch

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The king is lonely and eats alone until he has a dilemma that forces him to seek companionship and address the starving people of his land but runs into the three thieves.
  Mimarler | Jan 29, 2017 |
A folktale about a Persian King who dresses as a commoner to give food to people. One night while dressed as a commoner he comes across three thieves and hears them talking about their plan to steal from the king. He ends up saying he will help them but then tricks them and arrests them. They then remind him that he said he would set them free with the "twitch of his mustache" and so he decides to use the three thieves powers for good instead of evil. ( )
  CathrynAnna | Nov 8, 2015 |
This fairy tale is about a Persian King, King Abbas, caught in the middle of the stealing of three thieves. The saves his kingdom from starvation by using the thieves talents for good and the King never eats alone. This was a really good book. It shows that evil can be used for good and the good wins. The pictures were fun and told the story very well. This would make a nice cultural book to read to students. ( )
  nnicolic | Apr 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670880590, Hardcover)

In this fresh retelling of an intriguing Persian folktale, a king disguises himself and slips out of his palace. He meets three ordinary men ... or so they seem. But in fact each has a magical power and a dangerous plan to use it. The king appears to be caught up in their scheme but really has a surprise plan of his own. Kristen Balouch's inventive retelling and stunning collage-like illustrations put a hip new spin on a tale with timeless appeal.

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King Abbas appears to get caught up in the schemes of three thieves but he has a few tricks of his own and ultimately saves his kingdom from starvation.

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