Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife Paperback
Illustrated by Katja Bandlow
Part of the White Wolves: Traditional Stories series
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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, Black and white line
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/09/2004
- Category: Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes
- ISBN: 9780713668605