In the book, “Heartwarming Stories from Grandpa,” a loving grandpa shares his timeless wisdom with his grandkids who are visiting him on the farm. Dada, as the kids call their grandpa, brings to life the ancient fables in a collection of captivating short stories.
Table of Content
Harut and Marut, the Celestial Magicians: An ancient mystery.
Bahlool, the Wise Majnoon: Inspirational sufi wisdom.
Ibn Sina, Father of Medicine: The fascinating life and times of Ibn Sina who saved lives and pioneered medical research.
Flee from Bad Companions: Sagacious advice from Mevlana Rumi.
About the book: Heartwarming Stories from Grandpa (Grandpa’s Farm Stories)
What distinguishes the stories in this book from many other similar stories is the deep research with a focus on accuracy of the details. As an example, even in the magical tale of Harut and Marut, the author takes care to discover the original narrative, instead of the many other fantastical versions.
The biography of Ibn Sina, Father of Medicine is very well researched. Not only the young minds but even grown-ups would enjoy reading about the journey of Ibn Sina from his humble home to the palaces of kings. The author is at pains to point out the hard work which went into Ibn Sina’s accomplishments instead of simply celebrating his genius. Ibn Sina’s biography is inspirational since it assures us that great achievements are not just a matter of chance. Everyone who works hard with single-minded devotion can have the opportunity to reach for the stars.
The story of Bahlool, the Wise Majnoon introduces us to the lives and times of the great Sufis. The story inspires our curiosity and invites us to further explore the works of the Sufi masters.
“Heartwarming Stories from Grandpa,” is a book for all ages. Dada tells stories to his beloved grand kids who have come to visit him on his farm and shares with them the ancient wisdom that connects them to their cultural heritage. This is a book that each of us would enjoy – whether we are kids, young adults or grownups.
About the Series “Grandpa’s Farm Stories”
The books in the series “Grandpa’s Farm Stories” contain:
Spellbinding stories from the Sufi tradition and ancient fables that encourage moral values such as truthfulness and honesty.
Fun anecdotes from life on a farm inspiring a love for nature.
Very well researched and enjoyable true stories from our natural and cultural heritage such as: “Ibn Sina – Father of Medicine,” “Al-Khwarizmi – The Father of Algebra,” and “All About the Majestic Oak.”