Sinbad’s Secret

A review of Sinbad's Secret by Ludmilla Zeman

Published on April 1, 2003

Sinbad’s Secret
Ludmilla Zeman

Tundra Books

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.

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