Journey Through Islamic Arts

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A young girl’s imagination takes flight and carries her on a magical journey into the world of Islamic art and architecture. From colossal mosques to opulent palaces and lush ornamental gardens, she travels through Islamic world’s rich artistic heritage. A perfect way to introduce young readers to Islamic history and culture, Diana Mayo’s sumptuous illustrations bring the richness and splendour of Islamic art to life.

The book is a clever mixture of fiction and non-fiction and even includes factual information at end in the form of a glossary. I think the book could inspire young people to want to travel and discover other countries and cultures. It finished with a charming caption which sums this book up beautifully: ‘This voyage was a dream – a child’s fantasy, though all its destinations are true. I hope that your cloak will be spun by this tale and that you will go there too’. (Gemma Edwards, Goodreads)

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