This collection of 7 Arabic folk tales was translated from the German works of poet and novelist Wilhelm Hauff. Born in 1802, Hauff is the author of the novel Lichenstein (1826), and is known for his three volumes of his entertaining tales that were released in 1826, 1827, 1828. Many were adapted into folk songs, and in 1953, director Wolfgang Staudte made a film inspired by one of Helm’s fairy tales, Little Muck. A 2003 animated Russian feature “Little Longnose” is also based on his tales. After being one of the most prolific German authors, Hauff sadly died of a cold just 11 days before he was to turn 25.