Aliyah in Wonderland: Arabic Children's Books

From the collection of Maya M., as seen on her great tumblr Soorah.




The Rhino and the Birds by Mahjoub Omar, illus. Adley Rizkallah, early 80s. Via Soorah.





The Rhino and the Birds by Mahjoub Omar, illus. Adley Rizkallah, early 80s. Via Soorah.





The Rhino and the Birds by Mahjoub Omar, illus. Adley Rizkallah, early 80s. Via Soorah.





Abraha’s Elephant by Ahmad Bahgat, illus. Helmi el Touni. Via Soorah.





Abraha’s Elephant by Ahmad Bahgat, illus. Helmi el Touni. Via Soorah.





Abraha’s Elephant by Ahmad Bahgat, illus. Helmi el Touni. Via Soorah.





The Gun, illus. Helmi el Touni, 1989. Via Soorah.





The Gun, illus. Helmi el Touni, 1989. Via Soorah.





Children of Ghassan Kanafani, illus. Burhan Karkoutly, ca. mid-80s. Via Soorah.





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Island of Loss by Mahjoub Omar, illus. Nabil Taj. Via Soorah.





Island of Loss by Mahjoub Omar, illus. Nabil Taj. Via Soorah.





Island of Loss by Mahjoub Omar, illus. Nabil Taj. Via Soorah.





Book by Darwish Nasr, illus. Badr and Bahgat. Via Soorah.





Egyptian book by Zakaria Tamer, illus. Hijazi. Via Soorah.





Egyptian book by Zakaria Tamer, illus. Hijazi. Via Soorah.





Folk stories illustrated by Helmi el Touni, 1983. Via Soorah.





Folk stories illustrated by Helmi el Touni, 1983. Via Soorah.





Folk stories illustrated by Helmi el Touni, 1983. Via Soorah.





The Wise Tortoise by Leila Saya, illus. Mohieddine el-Labbad. Via Soorah.





The Tree by Ibrahim el Hariri, illus. Kamal Boullata. Via Soorah.





The White Pigeon by Zakaria Tamer, illus. Adli Rizkallah, mid 80s. Via Soorah.





The White Pigeon by Zakaria Tamer, illus. Adli Rizkallah, mid 80s. Via Soorah.





The White Pigeon by Zakaria Tamer, illus. Adli Rizkallah, mid 80s. Via Soorah.





From a Sudanese folk story, 1993, illus. Hassan Ali Ahmad. Via Soorah.





1972 Samir Magazine cover. Via Soorah.





Comic by an Egyptian illustrator Hijazi, 1981. Via Soorah.





Comic by an Egyptian illustrator Hijazi, 1981. Via Soorah.





Shamsa w Dahna: Invitation to Paris by Samira Shafic and Ihab Shaker. Via Soorah.





Shamsa w Dahna: Invitation to Paris by Samira Shafic and Ihab Shaker. Via Soorah.





Shamsa w Dahna: Invitation to Paris by Samira Shafic and Ihab Shaker. Via Soorah.





Shamsa w Dahna: Invitation to Paris by Samira Shafic and Ihab Shaker. Via Soorah.




Thanks Maya!


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