Julia Juwairiah Simpson-Urrutia
Burning Boats: The Birth of Muslim Spain
July 11, 2019 Comments.. 295
Burning Boats The Birth of Muslim Spain It is the year CE and young Florinda goes to live at the Royal Court of Spain When cruel King Roderick throws her into prison she finds a clever way to get a message to her father Count Julian i
  • Title: Burning Boats: The Birth of Muslim Spain
  • Author: Julia Juwairiah Simpson-Urrutia
  • ISBN: 9780995496057
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the year 707 CE and young Florinda goes to live at the Royal Court of Spain When cruel King Roderick throws her into prison, she finds a clever way to get a message to her father, Count Julian in North Africa.Count Julian meets the Muslims and finds them good hearted and noble After tricking Roderick into freeing his daughter, Julian joins forces with General TarekIt is the year 707 CE and young Florinda goes to live at the Royal Court of Spain When cruel King Roderick throws her into prison, she finds a clever way to get a message to her father, Count Julian in North Africa.Count Julian meets the Muslims and finds them good hearted and noble After tricking Roderick into freeing his daughter, Julian joins forces with General Tarek ibn Ziyad by giving him four boats to overthrow the cruel king.The crossing of the Muslim army will change Spain forever.The Burning Boats deals with both historical facts and legend pertaining to the actual moments leading to and following through the conquest of Spain.
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    1 Blog on “Burning Boats: The Birth of Muslim Spain

    1. Francis Coco says:

      This story reads like a fairytale but is a book of historical facts It is great for children, but also adults I learned a few things myself from reading this book I have just discovered this author and like you do when you discover a new and wonderful author, I want to read all that she has written I am also learning about Muslims and a bit about the Qur an from this writer and learning that Muslims are peaceful people and that Islam is a religion of peace There is a part in the book where the P [...]

    2. Heather says:

      The most efficient way to combat hate is to destroy ignorance and learn to understand that which is different or misunderstood Burning Boats The Birth of Muslim Spain by Julia Juwairiah Simpson Urrutia is a fascinating illustrated storybook about the conquest of Spain by the Muslim army in the year 711 CE Herself a Muslim convert, Ms Simpson Urrutia combines historical research from the biographies of ibn Khallikan with legend to tell the story of how King Roderick of Spain was defeated by a for [...]

    3. Sheila Cano says:

      The Burning Boats A ReviewJuwairiah Simpson s story of the conquest of Visigoth ruled Spain by the followers of Islam is at once an engaging historical account, and a rip roaring adventure tale, sure to appeal to young readers Simpson presents facts with a theatrical flair and fanciful illustrations rendered beautifully in a style combining elements of medieval art and contemporary form and color Her clear prose conveys action, while piquing the reader s curiosity about the social historical asp [...]

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