Like a lot of old original tales, it has changed over the years and appeared in several different versions. The earliest being included in ‘The Book of One Thousand and One Nights’ which is also known as ‘The Arabian Nights’. Most people would believe these days, especially after the Disney version that Aladdin is from an Arabic country. In fact Aladdin in the original story is in fact from China.
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp ~ Aladdin and his widowed mother are struggling to get by on his mother’s meager earnings from spinning cotton. A mysterious magician’s promises of wealth fascinate Aladdin. He must rely on his wits, however, when the dark stranger tries to trick Aladdin into retrieving a magic lamp from an underground temple.
So what would you wish for if you had a magic lamp?