In the last throes of the 14th century, Islamic Spain is under pressure from Castile and Aragon. Ara, the twelve-year old daughter to the Sultan, finds herself in the center of a political intrigue when her eunuch tutor is magically transformed by the evil Wazir. Can a little girl save her friend and tutor with the help of a Sufi mathemagician?Intertwined in a mystery of math, art and magic, Ara races to find the seven broken symmetries before time runs out. Will she succeed or will the Alhambra fall and with it all that she loves?And will the stone lions awaken in time to help her?This cross-cultural fantasy combines mystery and math to teach the geometry of symmetry. This project was supported by the NSF grant 9552462
|Publisher:||Hickory Tree Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Lover of Golden retrievers, fantasy writer and reader, maker of excellent pastries, breads and funky art. Occasional gardener and minor devotee of slow foods.