Ibn Batuta (Calliope)
IBN BATTUTA Paperback 48 pgs. Full Color Suggested for ages: 9-14 Join CALLIOPE in April as we travel back in time to the 1300s and accompany Ibn Battuta on his fascinating journey across Africa and Asia. Read of his trip to Mecca to make a hajj and of his escorting the Princess Bayalun from the city of Al-Quram on the Black Sea to Constantinople so that she might have her baby in her fathers palace. Learn, from his own account, why he chose to visit Mali and of the difficulties he encountered as he crossed the scorched sands of the Sahara Desert. Find out why Muslim rulers so readily welcomed Ibn Battuta to their court. Read, too, of deceitful guides, close encounters with death, and a shipwreck that ended his business ventures with an all-powerful sultan in Delhi, India. Learn which languages helped him communicate with the many people he met and how international trade routes connected the lands he visited. Then, discover the many different types of transportation he used to travel from country to country.
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