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Silent Music A Story of Baghdad (Paperback)

Author:  James Rumford
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1596432764
ISBN-13: 9781596432765
Sku: 205582639
Publish Date: 3/18/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 11.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  11 to 14
 

WHEN BOMBS BEGIN TO FALL, Ali drowns out the sould of war with a pen. 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 and history but also offers young children a way to understand all they see and hear on the news.

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As bombs and missiles fall near his home in Baghdad in 2003, Ali, a young boy, uses the art of calligraphy to distance himself from the horror of war.

WHEN BOMBS BEGIN TO FALL, Ali drowns out the sould of war with a pen.
 
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 and history but also offers young children a way to understand all they see and hear on the news.

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Ali, a young Iraqi boy who adores soccer and loud music finds solace from the war raging in his country through the art and history of calligraphy. Ali spends lots of time silently creating art inspired by a famous 13th-century calligrapher named Yakut, while surrounded by a loving family and friends. Filled with stunning, shimmering illustrations that bring Baghdad to life.

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"Told plainly and without bathos, this is one story of how people use art to find understanding." 3/1/2008

"Rumford's book sheds light on life in war-torn Iraq and builds empathy for those caught in the crossfire." 4/1/2008

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