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The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad

The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad (Paperback)

By Pirotta, Saviour
Illustrated by Hartas, Freya

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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...meless 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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ISBN 9781472955999
Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Series Flashbacks
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ISBN-13 9781472955999
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Education
Released 10 Jan 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
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 136g
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 Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly