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The Conference of the Birds

£14.99

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Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sis creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of this classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem. He breathes new life into the work, revealing its profound lessons. It tells the story of an epic flight of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh. Drawn from all species, the band of birds is led by the hoopoe. He promises that the voyage to the mountain of Kaf, where Simorgh lives, will be perilous and many birds resist, afraid of what they might encounter. Others perish during the passage through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement, and death. Those that continue reach the mountain to learn that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them. In this lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the meaning of it all, is illustrated the pain, and beauty, of the human journey.

A very clean copy, with jacket, of the first printing of the American edition.

Item details

Author(s):
Sis, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17 x 25 cm.
Edition:
First, first printing U.S.A. 2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1594203067
ISBN-13:
9781594203060
Publisher:
Penguin Press, New York
Title:
The Conference of the Birds

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Celebrated children's book author and illustrator Peter Sis creates his first book for adults, a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of this classic twelfth-century Sufi epic poem. He breathes new life into the work, revealing its profound lessons. It tells the story of an epic flight of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh. Drawn from all species, the band of birds is led by the hoopoe. He promises that the voyage to the mountain of Kaf, where Simorgh lives, will be perilous and many birds resist, afraid of what they might encounter. Others perish during the passage through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement, and death. Those that continue reach the mountain to learn that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them. In this lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the meaning of it all, is illustrated the pain, and beauty, of the human journey.

A very clean copy, with jacket, of the first printing of the American edition.

Author(s):
Sis, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17 x 25 cm.
Edition:
First, first printing U.S.A. 2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1594203067
ISBN-13:
9781594203060
Publisher:
Penguin Press, New York
Title:
The Conference of the Birds

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