Beautiful book. Too many common folktales from the Muslim world have been translated into English with more regard for the English reader's culture than with the objective of conveying the Islamic culture. The selections in this book are more appropirate for a Muslim audience, conveying an Islamic cultural perspective for Muslim children, while still being very accessable to the general public. The layout and illustrations are very lovely as well. Great book for Muslim children to appreciate stories from the broad Islamic tradition and great introduction for the general public to appreciate story telling from another culture.