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This story is based on a true story of a young boy named Ishaq Ishaq was the son of a great translator in Baghdad, a city that held the great House of Wisdom This house held thousands of books from all across the world There scholars such as Ishaq s father Hunayn translated the great works into Arabic All in the hope to further educate the people and themselves to be full of the knowledge of the past Ishaq decided he wished to be a scholar also, the story takes the reader on a journey with This story is based on a true story of a young boy named Ishaq Ishaq was the son of a great translator in Baghdad, a city that held the great House of Wisdom This house held thousands of books from all across the world There scholars such as Ishaq s father Hunayn translated the great works into Arabic All in the hope to further educate the people and themselves to be full of the knowledge of the past Ishaq decided he wished to be a scholar also, the story takes the reader on a journey with Ishaq discoverbooks that will be translated and further explored upon Because this story is based on a true story it allows the reader to be transported in time to a time before the whole world knew of the brilliant adventures that reading could bring The story allows us to explore the House of Wisdom and uncover the true reason on how we all were able to really discover the joy and knowledge reading can bring The illustrations help to bring in the pieces of the story In the story it talks of the beauty of the sights and all of the books to behold, all of these which only one can imagine These illustrations truly bring the ancient culture alive The history of this true story is so long ago that putting it in a children s book allows children to feel connected to the world around them This book has delivered such a powerful understanding of the beauty of reading and the joy that it can bring to so many people To have it all put in a such a small amount of pages and put at a level for children to understand, is amazing all in its own I truly enjoyed this book and would read it again not only to myself but to those around me It really is a book for all to enjoy.The House of Wisdom Read this to a fifth grade class it tells of Bagdad in the 9th century before Europe was awakened and a boy s quest for knowlwdge and how he finds it in books and the library was the House of Wisdom Very timely considering the state of Bagdad now. The House of Wisdom is a book set in ninth century Baghdad about a boy who lives in a library, which is also a palace considered the center of Baghdad, and they referred to it as the house of wisdom The main character, Ishaq, was fascinated by books, as was his father, and they both idolized Aristotle Ishaq made the decision that he wanted to be a man of learning He studies books for years and finally he is called to lead an expedition to search for books and he travels the world He return The House of Wisdom is a book set in ninth century Baghdad about a boy who lives in a library, which is also a palace considered the center of Baghdad, and they referred to it as the house of wisdom The main character, Ishaq, was fascinated by books, as was his father, and they both idolized Aristotle Ishaq made the decision that he wanted to be a man of learning He studies books for years and finally he is called to lead an expedition to search for books and he travels the world He returns home and realized that what his father had told him, we are like leaves of the same tree, separated by many autumns meant that, just like he was modeling after Aristotle who lived thousands of years before he did, someone in the future could possible model after him.The illustrations in this book are amazing and detailed It gives the book a rustic feel and it compliments the calm tone of the story At the end of the book there is a brief history of the time period and a map which could be helpful to the reader Since the story is set in an ancient time and references to many historical icons, it makes an excellent read for children because it is interesting as well as educational I really enjoyed reading this.Genre Books about Readers and Reading Just have the copy Marvelous The House of Wisdom is a really interesting story with a unique perspective The book is set in about A.D 830 in Baghdad, Iraq In the western world, most of Europe, this was during the Dark Ages But for the Arabic speaking world, a vast empire of great civilizations filled with literature, universities, and educated people was thriving The House of Wisdom, a library and learning institution, was built, and became a place where scholars could preserve intellectual contributions of the ancient The House of Wisdom is a really interesting story with a unique perspective The book is set in about A.D 830 in Baghdad, Iraq In the western world, most of Europe, this was during the Dark Ages But for the Arabic speaking world, a vast empire of great civilizations filled with literature, universities, and educated people was thriving The House of Wisdom, a library and learning institution, was built, and became a place where scholars could preserve intellectual contributions of the ancient world, such as books and other pieces of history Islam was on the forefront of education and discovery, which I feel is often a lost part of history, especially the history that is taught to American elementary students This is a great book not only to include diversity in the classroom, especially for those students who might have a cultural background related to this story, but also could be used in many different kinds of lessons It could be integrated into historical lessons about the dark ages in Europe versus the golden age in Islam, or could simply be read aloud to students to expose them to another worldly culture with which they might not be familiar I also feel like, with America s recent history and tensions with Iraq, that Iraqi history is not painted in the best light for American students This book gives a bright and glowing perspective on the beautiful history and talent of the people who made up the advanced culture of scholars in this area thousands of years ago Overall, this is a wonderful and uplifting book with colorful illustrations lyrical prose Look forward to sharing it with my son Docked one star for a couple of small problems which, in a vacuum, would be barely noticeable and certainly not showstopper issues However, they are common problems in kid lit and parents teachers will want to counter them via plenty of other stories which don t include the same messaging 1 This passage which reinforces the misconception of homogenous Africa w Overall, this is a wonderful and uplifting book with colorful illustrations lyrical prose Look forward to sharing it with my son Docked one star for a couple of small problems which, in a vacuum, would be barely noticeable and certainly not showstopper issues However, they are common problems in kid lit and parents teachers will want to counter them via plenty of other stories which don t include the same messaging 1 This passage which reinforces the misconception of homogenous Africa whilst emphasizing cultural variety of nations elsewhere in a smaller area of land mass It seemed that all the world came there to buy and sell Ishaq watched the crowds of people from faraway places with curiosity Russian traders in fur caps, Indians in white dhotis, Turks in billowing pantaloons, Africans in brilliant orange robes 2 There is a repeated idea in the book that people across hundreds of generations still have much in common We are like leaves of the same tree, separated by many autumns Lovely Really lovely The trouble is that final usage of this phrase, on the final spread of the story, shows many leaves in a timeline one for Egypt, one for Africa here we are again , Babylonia, India, China, Greece, Rome, etc All leaves floating through time until it culminates in the flower not leaf of The Renaissance I m not suggesting skip this book There is so much lovely and important here in terms of core values, not to mention providing some positive content about Islam and Iraq that isn t remotely connected to somebody overcoming adversity Just best to prepare with intent some other stuff for the kids to consume, too Africa is not a country and the European Renaissance was not, I think, the pinnacle of humanity s millennia It certainly wasn t the end of our timeline I always get excited when I find a well written picture book for older kids This is certainly one of them Based on history, this is the story of 9th century Baghdad and its books, libraries, scholars, and inquisitive minds I love that it points out that at this time areas to the west Europe were basically uneducated and, perhaps, crude And when talking about scholars, like Aristotle, coming a thousand years before, the father tells his son, We are like the leaves of the same tree, separat I always get excited when I find a well written picture book for older kids This is certainly one of them Based on history, this is the story of 9th century Baghdad and its books, libraries, scholars, and inquisitive minds I love that it points out that at this time areas to the west Europe were basically uneducated and, perhaps, crude And when talking about scholars, like Aristotle, coming a thousand years before, the father tells his son, We are like the leaves of the same tree, separated by many autumns What a great quote A gorgeously illustrated book which presents the House of Wisdom in medieval Baghdad This is an excellent introduction for children on the story of the intellectual history of the world. (Ebook) Ú The House of Wisdom ⚷ This is the true story of Ishaq, a young boy in ninth century Baghdad And it is the story of the House of Wisdom More than a house, than a library, even than a palace, the House of Wisdom was at the very center of the new ideas that flourished in Baghdad It was here that thousands of scholars gathered to read, to exchange ideas, and to translate the dusty manuscripts that were brought by camel and ship from all over the world Ishaq cannot understand why ancient words, words from faraway places, can cause such excitement Then he embarks on a difficult journey seeking lost manuscripts But it is what he discovers when he returns that ignites his imagination and changes him foreverLyrical prose and glorious illustrations capture the splendor of Baghdad when it was the center of one of the world s great civilizations They tell the story of Ishaq s transformation from a bewildered young boy searching for understanding to a brilliant scholar, the greatest translator of Aristotle, whose work preserved Greek thought for civilizations to come In this beautifully written book by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, young Ishaq is intrigued by the events that go on where he lives, Baghdad He is a boy of curiosity and has a great desire to learn He spends his days exploring the many rooms in the castle where he lives and examining the hundreds of books that line the shelves The book discusses the power and growth of Baghdad and most importantly, the importance of books and translating adventures and stories People from a In this beautifully written book by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, young Ishaq is intrigued by the events that go on where he lives, Baghdad He is a boy of curiosity and has a great desire to learn He spends his days exploring the many rooms in the castle where he lives and examining the hundreds of books that line the shelves The book discusses the power and growth of Baghdad and most importantly, the importance of books and translating adventures and stories People from all over the world send books and manuscripts, all sorts of stories to be translated in the great city of Baghdad At the time the center is booming with growth and excitement and Ishaq cannot wait to be a part of all the hustle and bustle Ishaq soon discovers that he wants to follow in his father s footsteps and Aristotle s and become a man of learning Ishaq takes the time to study hard to pursue his dream of becoming like his father Even though Ishaq wasthan thrilled when he was chosen by the Caliph to lead an expedition and finally adventure out into the world, after many years of hard work and studying, he longed for home The events that happen once Ishaq goes back home most definitely make this book a must read Another plus of the book is that it had excellent use of adjectives and descriptive words that really brought the book to life and created a world of imagination The beautiful quote that was used in the book, We are like leaves of the same tree, separated by many autumns shows the true depth of the relationship between a father and his son and the common interests they share The illustrations were beautiful and abstract and the book mentions a lot of new places around the world which is enticing for kids to learn about This true story is one that I would recommend to any child that is interested in the art of reading and adventure