Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354

Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354

by James Rumford

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Overview

James Rumford, himself a world traveler, has retold Ibn Battuta’s story in words and pictures, adding the element of ancient Arab maps—maps as colorful and evocative as a Persian miniature, as intricate and mysterious as a tiled Moroccan wall. Into this arabesque of pictures and maps is woven the story not just of a traveler in a world long gone but of a man on his journey through life.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618432332
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 05/25/2004
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 466,150
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Master storyteller James Rumford combines his love for art and history in his picture books. Each of his books is vastly different in its content, design, and illustrations but one aspect remains constant throughout his work: his passion about his subjects. Rumford, a resident of Hawaii, has studied more than a dozen languages and worked in the Peace Corps, where he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Afghanistan. He draws from these experiences and the history of his subject when he is working on a book. His book Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing was a 2005 Sibert Honor winner.

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