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The True Legend of the Flying Carpet

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 6
Categories: Fantasy, Folk Tale


Elizabeth Keeler

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 33, Num 7, March 2006

Story Summary

A fanciful story of a beautiful young weaver in the Persian city of Isfahan who is enslaved by the shah for her skill as a weaver. A bad situation turns worse when she hears that the shah wishes to marry her. From her rooftop studio she weaves a carpet so light that the wind picks it up with her upon it and carries her to freedom.