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Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354

by James Rumford

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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 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 |
Good for grades 2-4. This book is about a Morrocan boy's stories of his travels. The book includes a lot of famous historical sights that is great for an introduction to a geographical landmass/watermass lesson. Raises awareness of different cultures..."Travelling--it gives you a home in a thousand strange places, but leaves you a stranger to your own land."
  aengle | Jan 13, 2009 |
A good addition for a little known corner of history. It's not a book children will come to over and over again, but it is useful and a worthy pick for a library visit or classroom standard. Read with a globe.
  mebrock | Oct 20, 2008 |
First-person account of Ibn Battuta's life and travels over almost 30 years, from his birthplace in Morocco to China. First goal, Mecca, then down the coast of Africa, then on to India with dreams of riches. Finally on to China for the dream of exploring the ends of the world. So many experiences and challenges -- illness, bandits, rebels, riots, assassins, fear, loneliness, fortune-tellers, etc. -- before returning home and writing his best-seller. Beautiful illustrations (inspired by Islamic mapmaking) and memorable language. Perfect complement to Marco Polo (Battuta started traveling a year after Polo died.) This book deserves all the awards it won.

Quotes strewn throughout:
* Traveling -- it makes you lonely, then gives you a friend.
* Traveling -- it offers you a hundred roads to adventure, and gives your heart wings!
* Traveling -- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
* Traveling -- it gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.
* Traveling -- all you do is take the first step.

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  UWC_PYP | Mar 18, 2007 |
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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. This book was a 2002 Middle East Outreach Council Award recipient.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618432337, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:59:39 -0400)

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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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