The Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular buildings of the world, renowned for its architectual magnificence and aesthetic beauty. It is a rare book that can do justice to such a structure, but the grace and elegance of Rahul Bhushan’s work captures the culture and the people that created the magnificent building. The story is a beautiful one, telling how Shah Jahan achieved immortality for himself and his departed wife, Mumtaz Mahal, by fulfilling her wish for a memeorable tomb. The building itself is so exquisite that the Taj Mahal is more than an expression of one man’s love for a woman; it has become a symbol of grace and beauty and a monument to universal love.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
- Children's Literature Council of Southern California Excellence in Illustration Award
- SSLI Book Award Honor Book
- NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
Author: Caroline Arnold
Caroline Arnold has been writing for children since 1980 and is the author of more than 100 books, including 20 books published by Lerner. Her most recent title is Taj Mahal, the story behind the famous monument. In addition to writing, she does author presentations at schools and teaches part-time in the Writer's Program at UCLA Extension. Arnold lives in Los Angeles with her husband Art, a scientist, who has also been the photographer for some of her books.