Author: Idries Shah; Illustrated by Mona Caron
Publisher: Hoopoe Books (2007)
Pages: 32 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
When a boy is born, his parents are visited by a wise man who tells them not to name their son. He will give him a name when he is older. This is the story of how the boy seeks and eventually finds his own name and is able to discard an old dream for a new and wonderful one.
Among the many insights that this story introduces to children is the idea that it takes patience and resolve to achieve one’s goals in life.
Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Mona Caron embellish this unusual story.
““The lively and colorful artwork evokes the Middle Eastern setting.”
—School Library Journal
“... the religious significance is set aside in favor of a broader message of peace and happiness ... this is a satisfying bedtime story that will encourage pleasant dreams to drift into little ears.”