Hoopoe Books

The Boy Without a Name

Idries Shah




Illustrated by Mona Caron


A small boy seeks and eventually finds his own name and is able to discard an old dream for a new and wonderful one. This is one of a series of illustrated books for young people by Idries Shah, whose collections of narratives and Teaching-stories have captivated the hearts and mids of people from all walks of life. It belongs to a tradition of storytelling from the Middle East and Central Asia that is more than a thousand years old. Among the many insights that this story introduces to children is the idea that it takes patience and resolve to achieve one's goals in life.


Ages 5 and up