Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Ages 6-8
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Ibn Battuta was the traveler of his age—the fourteenth century, a time before Columbus when many believed the world to be flat. Like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta left behind an account of his own incredible journey from Morocco to China, from the steppes of Russia to the shores of Tanzania, some seventy-five thousand miles in all.
James Rumford has retold Ibn Battuta’s story in words and pictures, adding the element of ancient Arab maps—maps as colorful and as evocative as a Persian miniature, as intricate and mysterious as a tiled Moroccan wall.
Into this arabesque of pictures and maps, James Rumford has 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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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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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
24 Sep 2001
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Pages
40
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ISBN
9780547562568
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Ancient
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Middle East
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Content Protection
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Google Commerce Ltd
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