One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her cruel husband, King Shahryar, a wonderfully exciting story every night. The king marries a new wife every day, only to put her to death the following day, but finds himself so intrigued in the magical stories Shaharazad tells that he cannot bring himself to kill her. Night after night she tells her wonderful stories until the king starts to realize that he will not be able to live without them.