~Written & Illustrated by Sophie Kittredge
Written and illustrated by Sophie Kittredge, Shayan’s Tale is a moving story about the bond that develops between a child and the abandoned dog she rescues. Set in ancient Persia, the story is accompanied by evocative illustrations inspired by the poetry and intricate detail of Persian miniature paintings. Shayan’s Tale is one of a series of stories about children and their pets set in different countries and reflecting varying cultures around the globe.
Shayan's Tale is a charming story of a little girl names Safiyeh living in ancient Persia and the gift of kindness and love she offers to an abandoned and abused dog.
My favorite aspect of the are the brilliant illustrations. Sophie Kittredge uses exquisite detail to depict a time of long ago. From the landscape and buildings to the people and clothing nothing is overlooked, giving children a realistic glimpse of a faraway place of long ago.
Shayan's Tale is a heartwarming story teaches children about compassion and the joy that can be found in giving a loving home to a furry friend.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Shayan's Tale. Available on Amazon.com.