The Most Magnificent Mosque by Ann Jungman

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Visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boys: Muslim Rashid, Jewish Samuel, and Christian Miguel. As punishment, the boys are forced to work in the mosque gardens, where they develop a deep sense of the building's beauty and significance. Years later, when the Christian king threatens to demolish the Islamic mosque and build a church in its place, the three friends reunite to hatch a plan to save the great mosque. Ann Jungman's moving story and Shelley Fowles's captivating images show how cooperation and respect for others can lead to great things.
 

About Ann Jungman

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Ann Jungman is the author of more than 100 books for children, including The Most Magnificent Mosque, Resistance!, and the Vlad the Drac series. Shelly Fowles was born in South Africa and lives in London, England. This is her first book.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Frances Lincoln Children's. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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Many years later, when all three are adults, Christians conquer Cordoba (in a battle scene choreographed like a medieval painting, grand and bloodless), and the Christian king decrees that the mosque must be destroyed.

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