The Farmer’s Wife

Nuristani–Pashto Edition

By Idries Shah
Illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago
Ages: 3–7
ISBN: 978-1-946270-64-1
Paperback: 34 pages

The cumulative tale of a woman’s efforts to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground. Children will enjoy learning the highly predictable lines by heart. But when a surprise event changes the direction of the tale, their expectations will be jolted in a most amusing way, and they will have learned its valuable lessons about the nature of problem solving and discovery.

Rose Mary Santiago’s striking illustrations evoke the story’s origins and, at the same time, add a uniquely playful atmosphere to this funny tale.

HONORS AWARD, National Parenting
Publications Awards, 1998

“Its pleasantly repetitive language makes it an ideal tool for developing reading readiness and beginning reading skills.” 
—Denise Nessel, Ph.D., Consultant and Director of Publications National Urban Alliance for Effective Education

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