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14. Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves:
A Story from the Arabian Nights

(Holiday House, 1996)
Eric Kimmel & Will Hillenbrand
(Grades 2-6)

A poor woodcutter discovers the hidden treasures of a band of robbers, survives great danger, and brings riches to his whole family.

“This oft-told tale is so refreshingly illustrated that it deserves this new telling.”

Publishers Weekly

“…there's depth and texture in the mottled planes of color as well as an appropriate menace underlying the bright exoticism of the images.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Colorful illustrations, characterized by strong line- an adaptation of traditional Iranian art techniques- match the overall ebullience of the whole. Hillenbrand is particularly adept at capturing characters with a minimum of detail… and at using repetitive shapes to make a statement…”

The Horn Book

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