The merchant and the parrot

“The merchant and the parrot” is a well-known Afghan story, written by the poet and mystic Rumi. Originally written in verses in the XIII century, the poem has been adapted for classroom use by Plain Ink.

Plain Ink has simplified the text and has included games and literacy activities to support teachers in Afghanistan improve their students’ learning opportunities through stories.

The book was made possible thanks to the support of the Linda Norgrove Foundation.

Details

Author
Rumi
Illustrator
Valentina Belloni
Language
Dari/English
Pages
14
Published in
2014