The Blue Jackal


The Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic Lands

Told by: Frances Gillespie
Published by: Medina Pulbishing

“The author was inspired to make this collection of tales by the animals depicted on the glorious works of art on display in the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar. With the support of Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd, these delightful fables which have been handed down from generation to generation around the world are now brought to a new, young audience.” Medina Publishing

“Once upon a time there was a good king who had three very lazy sons. As he grew older, their father began to despair. He wondered how he would ever succeed in educating his sons so that, when the time came, one of them could take over the rule of the kingdom. Experts came from far and wide to give advice, but the spoilt young princes would not listen to any of them. At last a famous wise man arrived at the court and offered to teach the princes by means of instructive fables. So charming were these stories, so full of wit and wisdom, that the King’s sons were captivated by them and in time began to learn the lessons they taught.”