Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was a popular children's author of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aside from being an author, she devoted her life to the cause of children's education, helping to establish the first free kindergarten in San Francisco. In "The Arabian Nights" Wiggin gives us renditions of such classic tales as "Sinbad, "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "Aladdin." For children and adults alike, these exotic tales set in a land far away are now international classics. The reader finds magic lamps, flying carpets, genies, and enthralling Middle Eastern landscapes. "The Arabian Nights" continues to captivate audiences with exciting stories that please the wildest imagination.