Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife Narinder Dhami, Katja Bandlow

A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Paperback 96 pages

ISBN:
9780713668605
Size:
198 x 129 x 8mm
Published:
20th September 2004
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Series:
White Wolves: Traditional Stories
For National Curriculum Key Stage 2
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Overview

This is comical retelling of an Indian legend from the Punjab, about a lazy barber and his quick-witted wife. When the barber drives away all his customers with his slapdash techniques, his wife sends him to the king to seek financial help - or else they'll starve. The king provides them with a plot of barren land, but thanks to the clever wife's fertile imagination the couple's fortunes take a turn for the better. But will her ingenuity be any match for the trickery of a persistent band of thieves, determined to cash in on the couple's new-found success?

Author

Narinder Dhami was born in Wolverhampton of an Indian father and English mother. She taught in primary schools for nine years but now writes full-time. Her other books include the novelisation of the film Bend It Like Beckham and the recently published Bindi Babes.

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