Long ago in the land of Persia, there lived the brave young knight, Bijan (Bee-JAHN). While on a mission for his noble king to save some poor farmers, he falls in love with the beautiful princess Manijeh (Mah-NEE-jeh), daughter of the neighboring king, who is an enemy of Persia! Soon, their secret love is discovered, and Bijan is imprisoned in a deep pit with a magic rock covering the entrance. The sad princess feels that her beloved knight is lost forever. In desperation, the King of Persia asks a famous warrior, the legendary Rostam, to risk his life and try to rescue Bijan from the enemy.
The classic tale of Bijan and Manijeh, is mostly told through very bright and colourful pictures by Alireza Sadeghian. Being a folklore Persian story the illustrations narrating this short tale are faithful to the artistic Persian style.
Bijan and Manijeh is a short, simple and timeless classic story of the kind that were passed down from generation to generation. It speaks of bravery, love and magic in very easy terms for little people to understand.
Verdict: I would recommend this book to those who like reading fables from distant lands and who like to sit-down and explore pictures.Title: The Knight, the Princess and the Magic Rock ( A Classic Persian Tale)
Guest review by Prudence