Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam

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By Diane Stanley
Publisher HarperCollins
Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam
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Forty years before the boy was born, a horde of bloodthirsty barbarians thundered out of the west and conquered his native land. They had succeeded because his people, ever at war with one another, had not fought together to defend their cities. In time the boy was destined to become the very leader that was needed, a man with the courage and vision to unite his people and face the most fearsome and brilliant warrior of the age.The time was the twelfth century; the barbarian horde was the armies of the First Crusade; the great warrior was Richard the Lionhearted; and the leader was Saladin. This is more than the other side of a familiar Western story, the Crusades. It is the tale of an extraordinary man, remarkable for his generous and chivalrous ways, a warrior who longed for peace. Courageous in battle and merciful in victory, he would be revered even by his enemies as the marvel of his time.In her vibrant narrative and magnificently detailed illustrations inspired by the Islamic art of the time, Diane Stanley presents a hero whose compassion, piety, tolerance, and wisdom made him a model for his time and for ours.

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5855 words5,855 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile 990LLexile 990L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2002Published 2002

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0688171354

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