Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2003 Fiction
Ages: 9 & Up
Author: David MaCaulay
ISBN: 0-618-24034-9
Hardcover Price: $18.00
Living in Istanbul in the late sixteenth century, Admiral Suha Mehmet Pasa is rich beyond the dreams of avarice. Deciding to build a large mosque to show his gratitude to Allah for his enormous wealth, he employs Akif Agha from the sultan's Corps of Court Architects to design both the mosque and the accompanying complex of buildings.

ng the device of fictional characters, Macaulay leads readers through the building of an impressive mosque. With black ink and the muted colors of pencils, we follow the construction from the depths of foundation trenches skyward. This remarkable artist both illustrates great complexity and simplifies it for the layperson. An elegant, most informative book.

Kemie Nix   ©2003 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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