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The Clever Wife: A Kyrgyz Folktale
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Clever Wife, The: A Kyrgyz Folktale
Clever Wife, The: A Kyrgyz Folktale
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Price:  $17.95

ISBN:  978-1-937786-93-9
Book Size:  8" x 10"
# of Pages:  40
Language:  English



Description: “The Clever Wife:”
The Clever Wife is based on a traditional folktale from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia. Beautifully retold by award-winning author Rukhsana Khan, it is the story of a spirited young heroine named Danyshman, whose wit and courage draw the attention and admiration of the ruling Khan Bolotbek. But will intrigue, betrayal, and exile threaten her relationship with the khan? Superbly illustrated by Ayesha Gamiet, a master in the art of Islamic manuscript illumination, this classic “thinking outside the box” story will inspire young readers far and wide.
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The Clever Wife is based on a traditional folktale from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia. Beautifully retold by award-winning author Rukhsana Khan, it is the story of a spirited young heroine named Danyshman, whose wit and courage draw the attention and admiration of the ruling Khan Bolotbek. But will intrigue, betrayal, and exile threaten her relationship with the khan? Superbly illustrated by Ayesha Gamiet, a master in the art of Islamic manuscript illumination, this classic “thinking outside the box” story will inspire young readers far and wide.

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller with over thirteen titles that range from children’s picture books to young adult novels. Her books have been published in numerous countries and acquired dozens of awards and commendations. Her title, Big Red Lollipop, was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the hundred greatest children’s books in the last hundred years. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and family.

Ayesha Gamiet is an artist, illustrator, and art educator whose work is inspired by the traditional arts of the world and the beauty of nature. In 2018, she was awarded a prestigious ijaza (formal certification) in Islamic manuscript illumination in Istanbul, Turkey. Ayesha was also commissioned by the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, to produce illuminated frontispieces for four volumes of poetry, one of which was gifted to HM Queen Elizabeth II and another to HRH Prince Charles. In addition, she has exhibited her work within the UK and internationally. Ayesha lives in Maidenhead, England.



The Author and Illustrator of this Book

Rukhsana Khan

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning Canadian author and storyteller. Ms. Khan has used her well-honed skill as a storyteller to retell in print a wonderful folktale for the children’s book The Clever Wife: A Kyrgyz Folktale (April 2022). The energetically colorful illustrations came from the creative brush of illustrator Ayesha Gamiet. The story is based on a traditional folktale from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia.

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Ayesha Gamiet

Ayesha Gamiet is an artist, illustrator, and art educator, living and working in southeast England. She has contributed the illustrations to the book The Clever Wife: A Kyrgyz Folktale (April, 2022). The story, retold by Rukhsana Khan, is based on a traditional folktale from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia. It tells the tale of a spirited young heroine whose wit and courage draw the attention and admiration of the ruler, followed by intrigue, betrayal, and exile, which the heroine must overcome.

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