Recounts the love story behind the building of the Taj Mahal in India, discussing how it was constructed and providing information on Indian culture.
A Rare and Beautiful Book
By Mamazabakaka "Tome Raider" - March 13, 2007
A good book for kids about the Taj Mahal is hard to find. I know because I've been searching for one for quite a while. Those that I've found before this one were over-written and textbookish and the art didn't live up to the story, which is about a legendary love that created the most beautiful architecture in the world. At last, there is a book that will set any child's imagination soaring. It boasts an engaging story told in an age-appropriate vocabulary, with beautiful illustrations, framed in intricate, decorative borders. One can see from the quality of its binding and the color on its heavy pages that this book has been put together with great care and without cost-saving short-cuts. I would have loved it when I was a kid. I bought it for an eleven year-old who was delighted with it and actually put down her Game Boy to spend the afternoon reading it.
By M. Heiss - December 4, 2012
Bring the history and culture of 17th century India to life! This excellent picture book is filled with glorious illustrations and borders that accompany a first-rate text of the life of Prince Khurram and Mumtaz Mahal.
Includes even more information at the back, plus a good glossary with words including tomb, minarets, mosque, etc.
Enchanting story, Amazing illustrations
By S. Clayton - March 10, 2011
I have been reading this book over & over to my 3.5-yr old daughter, though an older child would surely love it as well. The writing is lyrical, vivid, not dumbed-down & really captures the imagination, but what really makes this book stand out are the amazing illustrations, which are done in the spirit of ultra-finely detailed Persian miniatures. One could gaze at this book for hours. It's an absolute treasure of a storybook.