The Boy Without a Name

Dari–Pashto Edition

Dari-Pashto edition of The Boy Without a Name

By Idries Shah
Illustrated by Mona Caron
Ages: 8–14
ISBN: 978-1-942698-41-8
Paperback: 34 pages

When a boy is born, his parents are visited by a wise man who tells them not to name their son. He will give him a name when he is older. This is the story of how the boy seeks and eventually finds his own name and is able to discard an old dream for a new and wonderful one.

Among the many insights that this story introduces to children is the idea that it takes patience and resolve to achieve one’s goals in life.

Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Mona Caron embellish this unusual story.

“…a broader message of peace and happiness … this is a satisfying bedtime story that will encourage pleasant dreams to drift into little ears” —Booklist

“The lively and colorful artwork evokes the Middle Eastern setting.” —School Library Journal

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