Most Magnificent Mosque

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Visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boys: Muslim Rashid, Jewish Samuel, and Christian Miguel. As punishment, the boys are forced to work in the mosque gardens, where they develop a deep sense of the building's beauty and significance. Years later, when the Christian king threatens to demolish the Islamic mosque and build a church in its place, the three friends reunite to hatch a plan to save the great mosque. Ann Jungman's moving story and Shelley Fowles's captivating ...

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Overview

Visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boys: Muslim Rashid, Jewish Samuel, and Christian Miguel. As punishment, the boys are forced to work in the mosque gardens, where they develop a deep sense of the building's beauty and significance. Years later, when the Christian king threatens to demolish the Islamic mosque and build a church in its place, the three friends reunite to hatch a plan to save the great mosque. Ann Jungman's moving story and Shelley Fowles's captivating images show how cooperation and respect for others can lead to great things.

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This snazzy-looking picture book travels back to 1236 to address a topic that couldn't be more timely: the importance of respect and cooperation among people of different faiths. Jungman (Vlad the Drac) whisks readers to Cordoba, "the most beautiful city in the world," and home to a particularly splendid mosque with even more splendid gardens. Fowles (The Bachelor and the Bean) depicts the gardens in a jewel-toned palette, the trees brightly adorned with stylized fruits and foliage, the people in arrestingly patterned clothing, the perspectives just flattened enough to recall the period setting. Three roguish boys-one Muslim, one Jewish, one Christian-play pranks together in the gardens but are caught by the Caliph, who teaches them a lesson by assigning them to work there. Over the course of their sentence they explore the mosque and agree that it is truly "a house of God." Many years later, when all three are adults, Christians conquer Cordoba (in a battle scene choreographed like a medieval painting, grand and bloodless), and the Christian king decrees that the mosque must be destroyed. The three friends lobby the king together, speaking on behalf of the city's three religious populations, and win the day. If Fowles doesn't quite convey the architectural majesty of the mosque at Cordoba, she generates a visual excitement strong enough to balance the implicit lesson in the text and to kindle the interest of the target audience. Ages 4-7. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Gr 1-4-An author's note provides some historical background for this story set in Spain. Three mischievous boys roughhouse in the gardens of Cordoba's Great Mosque and drop oranges on people's heads. When they are finally caught, the Caliph sentences them to work on the grounds for three months. After this experience, the boys come to appreciate the beauty of the building. Years later, when a Christian king threatens to tear down the mosque to build a church, the three friends-one a Christian, one a Jew, and one a Muslim-convince him that all three communities want the structure to remain. Since the town speaks with one voice, the king agrees and the mosque still stands today. Vibrant, colorful paintings depict the action and setting of the story. The illustrations reveal the characters' feelings as they react to the unfolding events. This appealing story emphasizes the theme that when individuals work together, everyone wins.-Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845070120
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/11/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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