On his last voyage, Sinbad encounters several perils, including capture by elephant hunters. Ludmilla Zeman’s visually striking retelling of this ancient story is a way to introduce new generations to the classic The Thousand and One Nights. Looking at Zeman’s framed pencil and watercolour illustrations is like viewing paintings in a museum. The decorative borders surrounding the illustrations and the elaborate Islamic-themed designs gracing the endpapers make this book a work of art. mRb
Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.