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The Phoenix of Persia

Pomme Clayton, Sally, Hassanzadeh Sharif, Amin
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd
Published: June 27, 2019
ISBN: 9781910328439

£12.99

In a bustling marketplace in Iran, a traditional storyteller regales her audience with the tale of Prince Zal and the Simorgh. High up on the Mountain of Gems lives the Simorgh, a wise phoenix whose flapping wings disperse the seeds of life across the world. When King Sam commands that his long-awaited newborn son Zal be abandoned because of his white hair, the Simorgh adopts the baby and raises him alongside her own chicks and teaches him everything she knows.

But when the king comes to regret his actions, Prince Zal will learn that the most important lesson of all is forgiveness. In this special edition, the story has been set to music, with each instrument representing a different character. You can download music composed by Amir Eslami (ney), Nilufar Habibian (qanun), Saeid Kord Mafi (santur), and Arash Moradi (tanbur).

The music accompanies Sally Pomme Clayton’s stunning narration of this classic tale from the Shahnameh.

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