One Thousand and One Nights

Illustrated by Olga Dugina; C.J. Moore

Out of print

Quick Look

An enchanting collection of eastern stories including Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Ox and the Ass and The Horse of Ebony.

290 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Story Books & Anthologies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 8 to 11 years
88 pages
Publication date:
24 Sep 2009


Sheherazade, the king’s beautiful wife, is due to be executed at dawn -- unless she can convince the king to change his mind. That night she tells him a wonderful story which, as dawn comes, she leaves unfinished. 'Will you let me live to finish the tale?' she asks. 'Of course,' replies the king, 'I must know what happens next.' Night after night, Sheherazade tells story after story, always leaving the last one incomplete. And so for one thousand and one nights, she remains alive...

This is how the enchanting collection of stories known as One Thousand and One Nights has been passed down to us. It includes the well-known stories Sheherazade, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Ox and the Ass and The Horse of Ebony and How the story of Sheherazade ended. In this beautiful new edition the stories are brought to life by the enchanting, elegant illustrations of Olga Dugina.


'This is a lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented book…popular with artists aswell as readers'
-- D. Telford, The School Librarian, Winter 2009

'An enchanting collection of eastern stories including Ali Baba, The Ox and the Ass and The Horse of Ebony. The book is beautifully illustrated and is a charming bedtime read'
-- Family Interest, Jan/Feb 2010

'The colours are exquisite and each drawing is incredibly detailed, almost telling a complete story in itself. Older children will appreciate this very special story book, keeping it for many years to come. We say… a gorgeous book which would make a special present.'
-- Creative Steps, Jan/Feb 2010


Olga Dugina was born in Moscow in 1964 and was passionate about drawing and painting from her early childhood. She studied at the Krasnopresnenskaya Art School in Moscow, where she met her husband, fellow illustrator Andrej Dugin. She went on to graduate from the Moscow Arts College.


Also by Olga Dugina:
Dragon Feathers

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