Silent Music A Story of Baghdad

ISBN-10: 1596432764
ISBN-13: 9781596432765
Edition: 2008
Authors: James Rumford
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Description: WHEN BOMBS BEGIN TO FALL, Ali drowns out the sould of war with a pen. nbsp; Like other children living in Baghdad, Ali loves soccer, music and dancing, but most of all, he loves the ancient art of calligraphy. When bombs begin to fall on his city,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 11.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

WHEN BOMBS BEGIN TO FALL, Ali drowns out the sould of war with a pen. nbsp; Like other children living in Baghdad, Ali loves soccer, music and dancing, but most of all, he loves the ancient art of calligraphy. When bombs begin to fall on his city, Ali turns to his pen, writing sweeping and gliding words to the silent music that drowns out the war all around him. Gorgeously illustrated with collage, pencil and charcoal drawings and, of course, exquisite calligraphy, this timely and yet universal story celebrates art andnbsp;history but also offers young children a way to understand all they see and hear on the news.

Master storyteller James Rumford combines his love for art and history in his picture books. Each of his books is vastly different in its content, design, and illustrations but one aspect remains constant throughout his work: his passion about his subjects. Rumford, a resident of Hawaii, has studied more than a dozen languages and worked in the Peace Corps, where he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Afghanistan. He draws from these experiences and the history of his subject when he is working on a book. His book Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing was a 2005 Sibert Honor winner.

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