In this enchanting tale set in the Middle East, all the stories are woven into a magic carpet waiting to be told. When young Aziz learns that he is to become the new storyteller, he is forced to make a decision that will change his life forever.
Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers’ Choice) 2004
“The book’s design is striking: the title is hand-lettered in an Arabic script, and the paper is coloured like an aged manuscript.” – Quill & Quire
“In her debut for children, Hughes crafts a convincing tale to explain the storyteller’s art and its transmission from one generation to the next;” – Kirkus
“The story emphasizes the importance of the storytelling tradition and passing stories down from one generation to the next. The font suits the Middle Easten setting, whilce Czernecki’s simple, black line drawings on a parchment-coloured background suit the simplicity of the text. Recommended.” – CM Magazine