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by Rose Mary Santiago,Idries Shah

A cumulative Sufi teaching tale of a farmer's wife who is trying to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground.
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ISBN: 1883536073
ISBN13: 978-1883536077
Category: Children
Subcategory: Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
Author: Rose Mary Santiago,Idries Shah
Language: English
Publisher: Hoopoe Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1998)
Pages: 1 pages
ePUB size: 1331 kb
FB2 size: 1626 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 938
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What a terrible story! Beautiful illustrations? Yes. That's the sole reason for the second star. However, the story is just dreadful to teach a child. In it, a lazy farmer's wife manipulates multiple characters in order to try to get what she wants, an apple. In the end, a simple gust of wind gets the apple out of the hole for her.

A more valuable lesson is: "RARELY will people do things for you for nothing and that's their rightful choice! So instead, use your brain and your own resources to get what you desire!" For example, the farmer's wife could've used her MIND(!) to use her stick to get the apple, and not cause so much misery for all the other characters! But she doesn't and creates absolute havoc. I will not read this story to my kids, unless I'm using it to teach them (when they're much older) that "Ends do NOT necessarily justify the means."

And the book ends saying that everyone lived happily ever after - what!? Probably not the 'fire' character who got drowned out, not the 'rope' character that was burnt, and not 'dog' who got stung by the bee! How books like this win awards I will never understand.
A woman out picking appleshas one of the apples fall in a hole. Unable to recover that one single apple (other apples appear to lay about) she goes around to animals and inanimate objects in an effort to obtain assistance. A children's book with much repetition.
This is a new twist on the types of stories that kids love to read and hear over and over. It begins with a lady making a simple request...she just wants her apple. The chain of events that results though, teaches cause and effect in a fun way. What really makes the book a lasting treasure is the art work. We found ourselves going through the book both from front to back and back to front just exploring the colorful and playful art. I highly recommend this book for kids or even adults who like the playful prose and pictures. Two thumbs up for Mary Rose Santiago and Idries Shah. I look forward to seeing more of their works.
The editorial review laughably misses the rhythm and the deeper layers of this story. May I gently suggest that it was reviewed in haste?

This book is a tour de force in higher order thinking, randomness and unforeseen outcomes.

A story for children at first glance that is actually a blueprint.

Children get this story. Why can not some adults even begin to scratch the surface of what is available here?

Let your child decide! Buy this book for them, read it, ask questions as to what is occuring in the tale. Then watch and listen to your child.

You may be surprised at the insights of your youngster!
Once again the illustration in these Hoopoe books for children is arresting. The Farmer's Wife has a chorus and would seem to lend itself to chanting while playing musical chairs or caterpillar or a variation of it. An aid memoire and an easy way to repeat words that might have to be spelt.
That said the tale itself is a puzzle and has depths like the hole the apple fell into.
The farmer's wife by trial and error finally realizes something and finds the right words to set things in motion.