Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
In this enchanting story set in the Middle East, a storyteller becomes old and weary and another would take his place. Aziz discovers that he is to become the next storyteller. All the stories of the world are woven into a magic carpet and lie waiting for him to tell.
About the authors
Vi Hughes has been fascinated by the art of storytelling all her life. She is a writer and educator who teaches the importance of reading aloud to children, especially before bedtime. She lives in North Vancouver near her grandchildren who are her main advisors.
Stefan Czernecki lives in Vancouver but has traveled all over the world. His work reflects his global outlook, as he draws his artistic inspiration from the folk art of the countries he has visited. Stefan is the illustrator of many titles, including Paper Lanterns, The Singing Snake, The Sleeping Bread, Mr. Belinsky's Bagels and Mama God, Papa God.
- Short-listed, BC Book Prize Chocolate Lily Award
Aziz StorytellerAll the stories of the world are woven into a magic carpet waiting to be told.
A lofty tribute to the universal art of storytelling, this story can also help students consider the passing on of traditions. Significantly, the picture book can inspire students to retell stories from their own lives. The unique font and black and white illustrations also add to the vivid Middle Eastern setting of this tale.
Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.