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If the title sounds familiar, that may be because this tale was adapted into a picture book around 2010 called The Secret Message by Mina Javaherbin. I loved that book, but I’m quite drawn to this one too. Vafaeian is Iranian, and made it a point to cast the merchant in this story as a woman, which I thought was interesting. It helps that it’s a strong fable too.
- A review by Louise Gahan for Reading Zone: is it right to capture something that was born to be free?
- The Parrot and the Merchant is back, with a new cover!
- Read a review by Nura’s Little Library: Put a little piece of Rumi on your bookshelf!
- Read a review by Kirkus Reviews: The Parrot and the Merchant has a memorable moral!
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