The best thing about this book is Azizi's final interpretation. I know this is a children's book and the language and story have to be simple enough to be easily understood. But there are such beautiful and rich words, such nearly magical descriptions we all remember from the stories that populated our childhood, that children still manage to grasp! I feel like an opportunity was lost. It's such a beautiful tale, with such lovely and complex symbolism, the story felt almost clinical in the factual tone it was told. Even Sadeghian's illustrations, though beautiful, couldn't really bring the story to life.