Carnegie Medal winner Philip Pullman is the first author to receive the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for a children’s story. Here he delivers a fresh and funny update of the classic Arabian Nights tale about a mischievous boy who discovers a powerful jinnee in a magical lamp.
“An excellent introduction to the Aladdin lore.” (Publishers Weekly)
"An author more commonly known for weaving tales of startling originality here makes his mark on an old standard....Pullman's spin on Aladdin's serendipitous adventures is satisfyingly festooned with exotic vocabulary and details. He also enlivens the telling with knowing wit, reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen's; children will delight in the zoo of wonders where identification placards are written 'in outlandish tongues like English.'" (Booklist)
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