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The Stone : a Persian legend of the Magi

Written by Dianne Hofmeyr
Illustrated by Jude Daly

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3)

Available braille grades: Grade 2

In the ancient Persian town of Saveh, astronomers discover a star that fills the sky. Intrigued, they come across the legend of a remarkable baby, and so they set off with precious gifts to honour the child.

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This story is based on a legend discovered by the 13th "century traveller, Marco Polo, as he went on his way through Persia, or Iran as we know it today. Jude Daly has captured the atmosphere of the Middle East beautifully in her illustrations.
The picture on the front cover sets the scene for our story. We have a close up of the tower of Saveh in Persia from which three astronomers are studying the stars in the night sky through their telescopes. Far below lies a cluster of dwellings set in a desert like background.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Three Men on a tower & Star & Palm Tree
Desert Scene
Nativity Scene
Fire & Merchants

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