10.30.2011

Tales from the Arabian Nights, Gustaf Tenggren


Today's vintage children's book is Tales from the Arabian Nights. This version is from Golden Press with beautiful illustrations by Gustaf Tengrren. There are captions under each image so you know which story it's from. 

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Sinbad the Sailor

Sinbad the Sailor

The Magic Horse

The Serpent Queen

The Serpent Queen

The Sleeper Awakened

Scheherazade or The Story of These Stories


Tales from the Arabian Nights
Told by Margaret Soifer and Irwin Shapiro
Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Golden Press, 1957

To read about Tengrren, click here for a very comprehensive website about this famous and talented illustrator.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting these! The 1001 Nights is my favorite story collection of them all.

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  2. I had this as a child and loved it!

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