Above, "It was Shahrazad's knowledge and wit that softened King Shahriyar's cruelty and eventually defeated him."
Above, magical landscapes and dogs that have no respect for the displaced. On the other hand, what has he been eating, anyway?
Below, as I first skimmed through the book, this illustration forced me to stop and read the text to see why blood erupted from 'wooden fruit'. Ah, an illustration doing its job!