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Silent Music by James Rumford
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Jan 11, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: art, childrens-ages-4-6, childrens-ages-9-11, mideast, war
Read in January, 2010

A gorgeously-produced book with an evocative text. In his own words, a young boy tells how he manages the terror that comes with Baghdad under siege. We can smell the heat and taste the dust as he talks of playing soccer in the streets with friends, and can hear the clamour of the city. We can especially enjoy the beauty of his written language as he writes some words for us to savor. The beauty of his calligraphy is so exquisite, one's heart breaks a little. This is a book we should all have in our libraries.


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