Wafa' Tarnowska opens a       window to the Arab World
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  1. THE SEVEN WISE PRINCESSES
    THE SEVEN WISE PRINCESSES
    A medieval Persian epic for children
  2. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
    THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
    A retelling of lesser known stories
  3. DANCES WITH THE GODS
    DANCES WITH THE GODS
    Phoenician myths and legends
  4. THE ATLAS OF ARABIA AND THE WORLD
    THE ATLAS OF ARABIA AND THE WORLD
    Fun facts about the Arab World
  5. ARABIAN FABLES
    ARABIAN FABLES
    Animal tales from Ancient Arabia
About Wafa'
Wafa' Tarnowska was born in Lebanon and has lived and worked in Australia, India, Cyprus, Poland, the UK and Dubai. She is currently based in the UK dreaming of a hideaway in the land of Dante. In her work, Wafa' strives to create a valuable bridge between East and West, helping to break down the stereotypical images people have of one another. 

Wafa' is the author of several children's books translated into numerous languages (Dutch, Danish, Korean, French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.) She adores travelling, her top three countries currently are Italy, of course, as well as Burma and Poland. She has translated numerous books from English to Arabic and four plays from Arabic to English. 

Her “Arabian Nights” published by Barefoot Books, won the American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade, the Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner and the Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children in 2011.
   
She lives in a 100-year old home in Hertfordshire where she grows her own vegetables.