Step into a whole new world with the new companion book Aladdin: Far From Agraba out now. Make some delicious Aladdin themed candy covered Oreos to munch on when you read or watch the live-action movie in theaters May 24.
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Enter to win Aladdin: Far From Agrabah and a Fandango gift card to see the movie at the bottom of this post.
Have you ever wondered what happened to Jasmine and Aladdin during their “Whole New World” magic carpet ride? This new companion book Aladdin: Far From Agrabah tells that story and more. The stunning original new story shares details between some of the scenes of the movie.
The books starts after Jasmine met Aladdin in the marketplace and after Aladdin escapes from the cave of wonders. Jasmine is trying to enjoy the harvest festival, but that is hard to do with all the flamboyant suitors showing up in Agrabah. Especially the one that arrived riding a giant camel float and hundreds of feathered dancers, Prince Ali.
Jasmine is a Princess that can be compared to a caged bird. Her father does not let her leave the palace let alone Agrabah like her mother did when she was younger. Jasmine passes the time with maps and books to help her explore the outside world she is missing. So when Prince Ali offers to show her a whole new world outside of Agrabah, she does something she doesn’t normally do, puts her trust in him.
They fly across oceans and jungles to the highest snowy peaks and the most remote islands in the blink of an eye. Time works differently when you’re exploring on a magic carpet. Why not take that time to visit Prince Ali’s kingdom, Ababwa to see where he comes from.
Genie has his work cut out for him in making Aladdin a Prince complete with a kingdom, but he does it flawlessly and with flair. Genie pulls memories from Aladdin to make it perfect for Aladdin as well. As Aladdin dreams it up, Genie makes it happen in a deserted area of land that was destroyed by an earthquake. It has Aladdin’s favorite shops and some he created just for Princess Jasmine to enjoy.
What kingdom wouldn’t be complete without subjects in the kingdom? Jasmine gets to experience Ababwa to the fullest when she sits in on an advisory council meeting with Prince Ali and his subjects. He connects with the people and tries to solve problems to make the people happy and respect him. Jasmine helps and takes note of some of the things that could be beneficial back in Agrabah, even when an uneasy character walks into the palace and makes everyone uncomfortable.
Jasmine longs to be a leader with a seat at the table with her father and a voice in what happens in Agrabah. Jafar is always stepping in the way of that. She doesn’t want to be the Princess that sits around and does nothing. Throughout the book, she proves that there is more to her than beauty. She is smart and cares deeply for her kingdom. She has a new appreciation for Agrabah on her return.
=In between the story, there are short legends that play a role in Aladdin and Jasmine’s history. They are stories that were passed down or shared in Princess Jasmine’s books. They help to build the story and offer little bits of wisdom that will help them on their journey through Ababwa.
Aladdin: Far From Agrabah is a magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times best-selling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into an enchanted magical world of Agrabah and beyond. The book is available now!
Aisha Saeed is a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™. The book is great for middle readers ages 10-14.
What you will need
- Pinch off about 1 teaspoon of fondant and mold it into the fondant mold
- Allow fondant to sit in the mold for a few minutes before carefully removing
- Repeat steps for 11 more Genie lamps
- Place the Genie lamps onto a sheet of paper towel
- Spray the Genie lamps with the gold spray and set aside
- Using a double boiler, melt the candy melts until smooth
- Mix in 2-4 tbsp coconut oil until the candy melts are smooth and thin
- Spoon in about 2 tbsp of the candy melts into 12 molds
- Place an Oreo into the center of the mold
- Scoop 2 more tbsp of the candy melts on top of the Oreos
- Lightly lift the mold up and carefully tap it on the counter to smooth out the candy melt
- Allow the candy melts to harden for an hour
- Remove the chocolate covered Oreos from the molds and place onto a cookie sheet
- Carefully place the spiral stencil on top of the Oreo and spray with the gold edible spray.
- Carefully lift up the stencil and repeat step with remaining chocolate covered Oreos
- Carefully peel off a Genie lamp and place onto the center of the Oreo
- Allow Oreos to dry for 30 minutes before enjoying!
A MAGICAL RIDE!
From Agrabah to the silver screen! One (1) winner receives:
- a copy of Aladdin: Far from Agrabah,
- plus a $50 Fandango gift card to get excited for the upcoming movie release.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group.
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