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Traveling man : the journey of Ibn Battuta,…

Traveling man : the journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354 (2001)

by James Rumford

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    Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam with Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith (juglicerr)
    juglicerr: An Arabic scholar and travel writer follows the journeys of Ibn Battuta. Mackintosh-Smith wrote three books on Battuta's travels.
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    The Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith (juglicerr)
    juglicerr: An Arabic scholar and travel writers traces part of the route of Ibn Battuta. The author has three books on Battuta's travels.
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    Travels with a Tangerine : A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith (juglicerr)
    juglicerr: A modern Arabic scholar and travel writer traces the path of Ibn Battuta from Morocco to Turkey. Mackintosh-Smith wrote three books in all about Ibn Battuta's travels.
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    Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354 by Ibn Battuta (juglicerr)
    juglicerr: A translation of the original work
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    The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century by Uri Shulevitz (raizel)
    raizel: Another man who traveled to some of the same places (I think) about two hundred years earlier.

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this book about travel is a great one, however it may be hard for some younger children to understand. With some more difficult words and some from different languages, this story could be hard to grasp. The author, James Rumford, put an index in the back of the book in order to help the situation. ( )
  Christopher_279 | Mar 18, 2017 |
Ibn Battuta was the first traveling man of his century, at a time where people believed the world was flat. This book takes us on Ibn Battuta’s journey and all the places he went and the people he met. I think this was a really good read because it teaches us how many different circumstances a traveling man gets into compared to what todays “Traveling” person would do. The story hints us details of some of the cultures Ibn Battuta experienced and came across in his journey. The reader also learns that Ibn Battuta did not come back from his journey with wealthy things like jewels or gold coins, but he comes back with stories to share and all his memories from his travels. I also really enjoyed the illustrations, each page was filled with colors and the words flowed on the pages and they were written. I think this is a very sweet book that will lead the reader into Ibn Battuta’s journey as they read. ( )
  NihadKased | Oct 25, 2016 |
Ibn Battuta traveled from western Africa to China over the course of many years. The text resides in boxes, but also extends beyond it on roads traveling across the pages. Arabic and Chinese calligraphy are on some pages. There are many watercolors.
  raizel | Mar 10, 2016 |
This is a book about Ibn Battuta a young man traveling from Morocco to China. It is about what he sees along his way and the lessons he learns. A great way to tie in Social Studies with literacy. ( )
  tarannum93 | Dec 12, 2013 |
This book told the story of Ibn Battuta and his life journeys. I didn't really find the book interesting but if I were to read the book to my students, they would have to be in at least 4th grade to be interested. I would read this book during a social studies lesson. ( )
  TBegum1 | Nov 30, 2013 |
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In the days when when the earth was flat and Jerusalem was the center of the world, there was a boy named Ibn Battuta.
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Ibn Battuta, a traveler of the 14th Century, left behind an account of his incredible journey from Morocco to China, and from Russia to Tanzania. This beautifully illustrated biography should engage younger readers as they hear of his adventures and examine historic maps and Arabic calligraphy.

James Rumford has long been an admirer of Islamic mapmaking.  The story of Ibn Battuta's travels has given him the opportunity to combine this love with another, Arabic calligraphy, which he studied from a master while in Afghanistan many years ago.  [from the jacket]
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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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A pictorial account of the traveler and pilgrim Ibn Battuta in the fourteenth century, following him from Morocco to Jerusalem to Mecca and to the edges of the known world.

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