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Children’s Fiction | The Legend of Sidri | Rauf Khalilov

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We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Alice-Jane’s thoughts for The Legend of Sidri by Rauf Khalilov.

In the mythical realm of Badalonium, a young boy named Sidri lived happily with his beloved parents. But the family is shattered by an evil figure from the afar, triggering a series of events that lead Sidri on a journey of self-development, friendship, family reunions and retribution.

Recommended age 6 – 12 years

Book cover The Legend of Sidri by Rauf Khalilov

The Legend of Sidri is available to purchase in paperback formats.


The Legend of Sidri is a beautifully written and charming tale of the adventures of Sidri as he faces mysterious challenges in order to re-unite with his unknown family.

This magical tale depicts a wondrous fantasy world, where animals are able to converse with humans and magicians curses and bad rulers are rife.

Sidri’s inner strength and perseverance allows for him to defeat foes, make alliances and develops deep relationships with both animals and humans alike. 

This is a world to lose oneself in. Rauf Khalilov has created a wonder for both children and adults alike. 

Alice-Jane guest reviewer on Jera's Jamboree

Rauf Khalilov is a lawyer by profession. He lives and works in London. He is married and has two kids.  Rauf enjoys spending time away from work with his family, but when he has spare time left, he plays chess, writes poetry and music, sings, exercises and cooks. Rauf has a dream to own a farm with a lake where he would have a restaurant that would serve food produced on his own farm. He would also like to create a centre within the farm for children with special needs where they would receive education through play therapy with animals and nature.  




I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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