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The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad

The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad
 

Written by bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, this fast-paced story is set in the Islamic Golden Age when Baghdad was the largest and most dazzling city in the world. Perfect for fans of thrilling adventure. Thirteen-year-old Jabir is hoping to save his family from being made ho... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781472955999
Barcode 9781472955999
Published 10 January 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pirotta, Saviour
Illustrated by Hartas, Freya
Series Flashbacks
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ISBN-13 9781472955999
ISBN-10 1472955994
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Featherstone
Publication Date 10 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pirotta, Saviour
Illustrated by Hartas, Freya
Series Flashbacks
Category History
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Primary / Junior Schools
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Islamic Empire - Juvenile fiction - History - 750-1258, Baghdad Iraq - Juvenile fiction - History, Islamic civilization - Juvenile fiction - History, JUVENILE FICTION / General, Educational History
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 959760

Description of this Book

Written by bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, this fast-paced story is set in the Islamic Golden Age when Baghdad was the largest and most dazzling city in the world. Perfect for fans of thrilling adventure. Thirteen-year-old Jabir is hoping to save his family from being made homeless by finding work in Baghdad. Famished after his long journey to the city, Jabir is caught stealing bread and sent to prison. Luckily, one of the guards there notices that he has a gift for carving wooden models and he is released on the orders of the grand caliph Harun al Rashid himself. In return Jabir must carve twelve golden horsemen, a gift from the caliph to the emperor Charlemagne. But someone is determined to stop Jabir from completing the work and he will stop at nothing, not even arson, to achieve his aim. Can Jabir and his friend Yasmina finish the horsemen or will Jabir be sent back to prison? This exciting and readable adventure story is packed with great characters and insight into Islamic civilisation and the historic culture of the Middle East circa AD 900, a period which is now studied in the National Curriculum. The Flashbacks series offers dramatic stories set in key moments of history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Saviour Pirotta is originally from Malta and now lives in Scarborough, Yorkshire. He is the author of nearly one hundred titles, ranging from non-fiction about pirates to short novels, as well as stories for children's magazines. He is the author of The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths which has been published successfully around the world in countries as diverse as Italy, Greece, Brazil and Korea.

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