Goha the Wise Fool

By Johnson-Davies, Denys

Publishers Summary:
A collection of fourteen tales about the folk hero Nasreddin Hoca, also known as Goha, a man with a reputation for being able to answer difficult questions in a clever way.

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ISBN
978-0-39924-222-9
Publisher
Philomel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2005

Gr 1-6 Goha, a folk character from the Middle East, is, by turns, a fool, a wise man, and a trickster in these 15 stories. Readers may find some tales familiar from other cultures, such as when Goha gets confused about whether he has 11 or 12 donkeys (depending on whether he is counting while astride or aside of one). Others are less well known, but equally entertaining, as in the tale of friends who try to convince Goha that they are expected for dinner. Th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2005

Readers in the market for brief, well-told, funny, memorable stories presented in an attractive layout and illustrated in an unusual and effective medium will be extremely pleased with this book. Folk hero Goha—"sometimes foolish, sometimes wise, and at other times a trickster who makes others the fool"—is a universally appealing character, and the accounts of his triumphs (dispatching robbers, outwitting the Three Wise Men) an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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