Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

Seven Daughters and Seven Sons - Barbara Cohen, Bahija Lovejoy Based on an 11th Century Iraqi oral folk tale, this is a story of a young woman from a family of six other sisters, a family who is shunned on account of not having any sons. This young woman disguises herself and ventures out into a man's world to seek her fortune as a trader, and to bring honor to her father. This is akin to Queen Scheherazade's 'ploy' in '1001 Tales of the Arabian Nights', in that a woman's intuitiveness and intelligence should never be underestimated. I have a particular fondness for fairy tales and folklore, and so enjoyed this simple story very much.