Syrian Folktales

This collection of folktales gathered by Syrian-American teacher Muna Imady, who grew up in Damascus, pull together stories and recipes from various regions of Syria. In the introduction, she writes, "Every governorate in Syria has its own folklore traditions passed down from generation to generation. These include stories, sayings, riddles, recipes for tasty local dishes and embroidery patterns and the cut of traditional dresses. I feel it is important to record these tales, traditions, peddlers’ chants and recipes before they are completely forgotten."

Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)