Jazirat al Wahm - Island of Illusion

Collection of short stories for young adults.

First Edition by Beit el-Hikma in 1973

Publisher: Hachette/Antoine

Al Bahira - The Resplendent Flower

An adventure story for the youth. In search for a rare flower "al-Bahira", the young hero learns about life's purpose.

First Edition in 1977

Publisher:
Hachette/Antoine

Shadi as Saghir - Little Shadi

A school book co-written with educator Nafissa Al-Rifai.

The little hero lives on a farm by a river and dreams of travelling one day like a fish in the river.

Will his dream come true?

First Edition in 1977 in a one book format.
Rearranged into 6 little booklets in 2017-2018

Publisher:
Hachette/Antoine

Yawmiyyat Hirr - A Cat's Diary

Children's Novel 1998 IBBY Honour List
"This story was inspired by events that actually occurred.

I did not even find it necessary to use borrowed names - Zeeko was a real character, as was his friend Mona.

Some people say that the war time should be rubbed out from our memories and be forgotten once and for all. This is their opinion; but I believe we should remember, so that we may learn a lesson, and so that the past may be a warning for generations to come."

Emily NasrallahThe book has been translated to English, German, Dutch, Thai and other languages.

see translations

First Edition in 1996 by Dar al-Kitab al-Aalami
New edition with Audio book

Publisher:
Hachette/Antoine

Al Ghazala - The Gazelle

A story for children, yet, while reading it, we learn that animals, also, have feelings, and they long for their first home.

First Edition in 1998
New edition with Audio book


Publisher:
Dar al-Ibdaa, Al Harf al-Thahabi

Ala Bissat al Thalj - On a Snow Carpet

This is an adventure story of youth that describes the imaginary travel of a Lebanese boy, Hadi, on a snow carpet to the North Pole and the country of the Inuit people.

The author did actually make the visit to Baffin Island, and besides firsthand information, she collected from accounts of old and young Inuit people she met, and places she visited.

She enriched the text with readings from many books and specialized publications which describe various aspects of life in Baffin, (Iqaluit is the capital), schooling, fishing, the Inuktitut language, and their cooking and eating traditions and habits, etc...

The visit was organized by the PEN Club of Canada.

First Edition in 2000

Publisher:
Dar al-Ibdaa

Anda al Khawta - Anda the Fool

For children age between 5 and 8 years, this colorfully illustrated story deals with a village fool called “Anda” who lives on the periphery of the community.

Persecuted and mocked by the village children, she is also cheaply employed by the adults.

But she finally succeeds in gaining their sympathy and friendliness through kindness, laughter and dance.

“Anda” is a true character in the early childhood of the author in her native village.

First Edition in 2000
New edition with Audio book



Publisher:
Dar al-Ibdaa

Ayna tathhab Anda? - Where does Anda go?

In this second book for children age 5 to 8 years, following the first "Anda the Fool" (Anda al Khawta), Anda invites us to a new journey in her special world.

First Edition in 2002
New edition with Audio book

Publisher:
Dar al-Ibdaa

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