Jackal in the Garden: An Encounter with Bihzad
The first Art Encounters title to feature art outside the Western canon
Little is known about the fifteenth-century Persian painter Bizhad--we only know that he worked in what is now Afghanistan and Iran, and that he was the first artist to sign his works.Jackal in the Gardenimagines Bizhad as an astoundingly gifted dreamer and contrasts him with a strong female protagonist, Anubis, a girl born disfigured into the harem of her vicious father. She must fight for survival--and her struggle leads her to Bizhad and the artists’ colony he leads. Both philosophers, they find common ground. Yet their different attitudes offer a sharp, unusual commentary on life, survival, and art that will resonate with young adult readers seeking their place in the world.
• Award-winning author
• Multicultural story features a strong female protagonist
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
alive Allah Anubis arms artists beautiful Bihzad and Haji Bihzad asked Black Pen Cain calligrapher camel camel train carpet cave cloak cloth coffee colony creature darkness DEBORAH ELLIS desert Dost Muhammad elephant eyes face covered father father's sword feel felt fire fool garden goatskin Haji and Bihzad Haji asked Haji's hand head heard Herat hookah hope horses jackal keep killed knew latrine laugh leave legs lived looked Maryam Mashad Master mind monster mother moved Muhammad Siyah Qalam Naqshbandi never night nomads pain painter painting Persia rancid replied rock Rumi sand screams seen servants Shir shoulder silence sleep smell someone sound stay stopped story studio Sufi Sultan survival Tahmasp talent talk tell things thought told took turned ugly Vizier voice waited walked walls watched woman women wonder wound yelling