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The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta

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In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was just twenty-one, he bid farewell to his parents in Tangier, Morocco, and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was thirty years before he returned home, having seen much of the world. In this book he recalls his amazing journey and the fascinating people, cultures and places he encountered.


After his pilgrimage to Mecca, Ibn Battuta was filled
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Groundwood Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Barbara
When he was only 21, Ibn Battuta set out on the world travels that would keep him on the road for almost thirty years. His intention was to go to Mecca and he left behind his home in Tangier but kept a diary of his travels. This book, part of an intended series devoted to important Arab and Islamic individuals, is a great idea, and the fact that this man was on the road for so long is fascinating. It would have been an even more interesting book if the author could have provided more details ...more
Christina
Dec 30, 2015 Christina rated it it was ok
Colored pencil drawings illustrate the life of Arabic traveller Ibn Battuta, who for 29 years went all over the world 91325-1354), visiting kings and sultans; was even ambassador to China on behalf of India. He wrote journals and a book of his travels. This book is okay, told in first person so very fictionalized; maps not detailed at all so I found myself a little frustrated trying to see where exactly he was at any given time. Sources only mentioned in author's notes; used Ibn's manuscripts. ...more
Jeffrey
Dec 02, 2014 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
This picture book charts that life and times of one of the great travelers of the Arab world, Ibn Battuta - what is most striking is that Sharafeddine has decided to tell the story in the first-person so there is a wonderful intimacy between teller and reader - the illustrations are very friendly and accessible - I still love James Rumford's account in Traveling Man but this is a great additional telling of this great life
Edward Sullivan
Ibn Battuta describes his travels through the world in the 14th century. Good illustrations but the narrative could be a lot more interesting and would benefit from more detail. A better introduction to Ibn Battuta is James Rumford's Traveling Man.
Michelle Gray
Sep 21, 2014 Michelle Gray rated it liked it
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For the most part I liked this travelogue/biography about Ibn Battuta but at the end the book just stopped. In the author's note they explained when he died but I think it would have made a more natural conclusion to include that in the actual biography.
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