Fairytales from the Holy Land, 2017

I found this gem while looking for printings of Hanauer’s Folk-lore of the Holy Land. There are only six tales but they are told with much passion and vivacity. They really are a delight, besides my joy at finding Palestinian fairy tales I haven’t read before. Some were similar to ones found in other collections. Jana the Atraj Virgin, for example, is a variation of Nani, Daughter of Nani. For my part, I find Jana to be more engaging.

This book is available on Kindle here.


  • Jana the Atraj Virgin
  • Qalanswa
  • Tamara
  • Prince Baldpate
  • Shattir Hasan
  • The Forsaken Queen

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