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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 ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 12th 2004 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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A.khanom
The Magnificent Mosque by A.Jungman and S Fowles.

This book is filled with beautiful illustrations and based on a true story in historical Cordoba, a city in southern Spain. The people of Cordoba were proud of their mosque and the gardens full of orange trees that surrounded it but three boys from three different faiths, Rashid- Muslim, Samuel- Jewish and Miguel- Christian enjoyed playing pranks in the garden by throwing oranges at the local citizens. When caught the Caliph punishes the boys by o
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Mark Jepson
The Most Magnificent Mosque

Ann Jungman has written a book which tells a story of how people of different faiths can co-exist and live happily and peacefully with one and other.

The book is a historical fiction story set in Cordoba, Spain, and starts in the 8th century AD where Arabs had conquered the city and pulled the church down, replacing it with a mosque. Christians re-conquered the city in 1236 and replaced the mosque with a church. Tired of the upheaval and friction between people of diff
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Abid
This is a great book that tell the story of how visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boy; Muslim Rashid, Jewish Samuel, and Christian Miguel. As punishment for their behaviour, the boys are forced to work in the mosque gardens where they develop a deep sense of the building's beauty and significance. Many 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 t ...more
CKE387
"In the early 8th Century AD, the Arabs conquered southern Spain and transformed Cordoba into a centre of wealth and learning. They pulled down the church and began building their great mosque (La Mezquita) with its fountain, Courtyard of the Orange Trees and forest of columns supporting the roof. It became the second largest mosque in the Islamic world. When the Christians re-conquered Cordoba in 1236, they converted the building for Christian use. Spaniards now look back with pride at the tole ...more
Rida
It was really nice how they showed the friendship between all three religions. It's doesn't happen very often so I was happy!
Whitney Rachel
Enjoyable! Beautiful colors and a great story.
The Styling Librarian
The Most Magnificent Mosque by Ann Tungman, illustrated by Shelley Fowles – Fascinating to jump back in time to 1236 Cordoba where Spaniards have historical pride when three religions lived peacefully side by side. How powerful is a story that has three religious communities “with one voice” are able to speak up to their new king to help all citizens. I’d share this voice in connection with units where you are talking about taking action and how a small voice can still be powerful.
Celeste
I don't usually grant many books a five star rating but this book is one that I hope everyone has a chance to read and share with their children of all ages. The author tells the story of the Great Mosque of Cordoba in a manner in which is unbiased or swaying towards any of the three major religions represented in the story. I would encourage parents and teachers alike to use it as an introduction to the teaching of tolerance and acceptance both in the classroom and at home.
Christie Suh
The Most Magnificent Mosque tells the story of three boys who put their religions aside in favor of friendship and fun. This is a great story for children to acknowledge differences between one another and understand that no matter how different your beliefs may be, we can still learn to get along with one another.
Gail
Nice story about people of different faiths coming together to save an important part of their town. Good in conjuction with an elementary school social studies lesson on the Moors in Spain.
Kupu cantik Mayshita
i wish somebody cant wrote a book like this about HAGIA SOFIA, Istanbul :)
Natalie
What a timely find!
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Ann Jungman was born in London, of German Jewish refugees. She grew up in North London, had a very ordinary childhood and there were certainly no signs of interest in, or particular ability at, writing. After studying law at Exeter University, she read for the Bar at Gray’s Inn. To get some money while studying Ann did some supply teaching. This seemed much more fun and challenging than law, so sh ...more
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