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This beautiful adaptation of an 800 year old Sufi poem is an inspiring story of the adventures of a flock of wayfaring birds in search of their king It has tales of overcoming fear, physical hardship, and inner limitations I ve read this aloud to both children and adults with great response. [[ Free E-pub ]] ⇧ The Conference of the Birds ↟ Late one moonless night in a far corner of the world there gathered a large flock of birds They gathered in sorrow, since they had been, for so very long, deprived of a kingThus begins the magical adventure of these wayfaring birds With encouragement from their wise guide, the hoopoe bird, they overcome fears, physical handicaps, and their own inner weakness in order to reach the heights of the mountain to meet their KingChildren and adults alike will relate to this inspiring tale about conquering one s faults and practicing the virtues of humility, patience, detachment from worldly goods, and courageLavishly illustrated and based on anyear old classical tale, this fascinating and beautiful book will delight children and provide parents with a wonderful tool for teaching children about moral developmentAgesand up from the jacket flap Retold by Alexis York Lumbard, illustrated by Demi,Wisdom Tales,44 pagesBright, colorful, detailed illustrations of the birds provide a vibrant setting for this retelling of Mantiq al Tayr translated as The Conference of the Birds , a Persian book of poems by Farid ud Din Attar.The birds have all gathered in despair they do not have a leader to guide them The wise hoopoe informs them of a king and inspires them to join her on a quest to meet the king Through their journey, they discover a Retold by Alexis York Lumbard, illustrated by Demi,Wisdom Tales,44 pagesBright, colorful, detailed illustrations of the birds provide a vibrant setting for this retelling of Mantiq al Tayr translated as The Conference of the Birds , a Persian book of poems by Farid ud Din Attar.The birds have all gathered in despair they do not have a leader to guide them The wise hoopoe informs them of a king and inspires them to join her on a quest to meet the king Through their journey, they discover and conquer their failings the duck is lazy, the finch fearful, and the hawk wants to be first The book makes perfect use of both wonderful prose and colorful illustrations that complement each other to convey these messages It provides a way for parents to teach moral and spiritual values to kids without being preachy and works across diverse cultures and religions So many birds are portrayed here and this also provides learning opportunities in a fun way as kids figure out the birds pictured here so beautifully.The book is the second from these publishers that I have read and enjoyed and I look forward toThese books have been revelations for me to the immense world we live in I am now eager to discoverof Sufi poetry than before to begin with.Rating AReading Level 4 and upReread factor 4 5Disclaimer Thank you to NetGalley for sending me a digital review copy of all these books reviewed today I was not compensated for my review My thoughts on these books were in no way influenced by the author or publicist They are my personal opinions formed when I read them The Conference of the Birds Retold by Alexis York Lumbard Illustrated by DemiThis is a beautiful children s book of faith and belief A work of Persian Sufi poetry that is said to be the most outstanding of these works is the Mantiq al Tayr translated usually as The Conference of the Birds by Farid al Din Attar, the 12th century Persian Poet who is one of the greatest figures in the history of Sufi poetry My son was engrossed in the story and asked questions about a lot of the lessons He The Conference of the Birds Retold by Alexis York Lumbard Illustrated by DemiThis is a beautiful children s book of faith and belief A work of Persian Sufi poetry that is said to be the most outstanding of these works is the Mantiq al Tayr translated usually as The Conference of the Birds by Farid al Din Attar, the 12th century Persian Poet who is one of the greatest figures in the history of Sufi poetry My son was engrossed in the story and asked questions about a lot of the lessons He asked why the birds didn t think they had a king He wondered why some of the birds were anxious to fly to find their king while others were not It was a fun adventure to take with him and be able to discuss our beliefs and faith together.The Illustrations alone are worth a look I loved all the birds Of course the bird with black tipped feathers on her head and a sacred prayer inscribed upon her beak is my favorite, the O honorable hoopoe She is the true believer and leads those with doubt to faith I was planning to read Farid Attar s The Conference of the Birds, but looking at the various edition saw this one and couldn t resist getting it for my bird loving six year old It turned out to be a very timely and poignant read as our family is about to embark on a long journey, which I suspect will be very challenging emotionally and will change all of us Hopefully the lessons raised in this parable will help as to recognize our own limitations, to face obstacles and to be kind and helpful t I was planning to read Farid Attar s The Conference of the Birds, but looking at the various edition saw this one and couldn t resist getting it for my bird loving six year old It turned out to be a very timely and poignant read as our family is about to embark on a long journey, which I suspect will be very challenging emotionally and will change all of us Hopefully the lessons raised in this parable will help as to recognize our own limitations, to face obstacles and to be kind and helpful towards each other And after reading this brief retelling I am evenwilling to read Farid Attar s whole poem I read this book with my dad, and we both really felt moved by it In an age of media saturation, there is very little that takes deep spiritual lessons and conveys them through beauty in a way that resonates regardless of one s age or creed I hope that the author producesbooks like this and that others will be inspired by them and inspired to follow her lead in their own creative and spiritual pursuits. What a wonderfully abridged and illustrated edition of this classic text of Islamic spirituality This book can be enjoyed by both children and adults and an ideal book to read together with your children It is one of those books that your can read and re read without it ever getting boring or tired.A must for every Muslim household and bibliophiles everywhere Some philosophical and religious themes within this gorgeous adaptation The borders of each illustration are the birds depicted within this tale that serves as a path to deeper understanding and enlightenment. When a flock of birds gathers together, they are distressed because they have no ruler, and they re worried about possible turmoil But one special bird, the hoopoe, reassures the others, telling them about King Simorgh the Wise, and convincing them to make the hard journey to meet this king Most of the birds are excited to go, but the duck is hesitant at first, and once they are traveling, the parrot is loaded down with too much jewelry, the owl belittles the finch, the partridge grows impatie When a flock of birds gathers together, they are distressed because they have no ruler, and they re worried about possible turmoil But one special bird, the hoopoe, reassures the others, telling them about King Simorgh the Wise, and convincing them to make the hard journey to meet this king Most of the birds are excited to go, but the duck is hesitant at first, and once they are traveling, the parrot is loaded down with too much jewelry, the owl belittles the finch, the partridge grows impatient, and the hawk rushes ahead of the others when it seems the end is in sight At each point, the hoopoe provides encouragement and explains that each of these experiences is helping the birds get past their concerns and let go of their character flaws, including pride, they are ready to meet the king they ve worked so hard to reach But there is no physical king instead, they have reached God and bask in that embrace Older readers will quickly see the religious overtones in the opening pages, while others will need to reach the final page to do so Even though the story has roots in Sufi poetry, it carries a strong message about conquering our own inner weaknesses and not letting others hold us back that moves through and transcends all faiths The mixed media illustrations are colorful, detailed, and filled with gold, which makes them eye catching OMG, this book is absolutely stunning I recently read Peter Sis adaptation of this poem and didn t think anything else could possibly compare I was wrong Demi s birds are elegantly splendid The golden borders on each page are lavishly spectacular The prose is muchaccessible and straight forward than Peter Sis version, although both are beautiful to read.