|By Dr. Mamoun Sakkal|
From 1943 to 1945 my late father, Lutfi Sakkal published a series of small children's books on a bi-weely basis. In all, 40 issues were published with some in more than one edition. This was a pioneering effort to provide the children in Aleppo, Syria, and other parts of the Arab Middle East with reading material suitable for their age, needs and abilities. I intend to provide more information about the children's pictorial series on this page.
Author Fatima Shannown studied the full series and wrote an analysis illustrated with multiple images of these booklets and their contents. I had the pleasure of helping in the layout and production of the document and am grateful to her for offering her work to the general public on this website.
Get pdf file of the complete book by ©Fatima Shannown here
Issue number 29 was titled "The Happy Prince."
Get pdf file of the complete booklet issue 29 here
Issue number 32 was titled "The Wedding of Ruha".
Get pdf file of the complete booklet issue 32 here