Where Is the Taj Mahal? (Where Is?)

by Dorothy Hoobler (Author) John Hinderliter (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Where Is?
Learn about the love story behind the creation of one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the world. The Taj Mahal may look like a palace, but it's actually a tomb and a lasting testament to one of the world's great love stories. In 1612, Mogul emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Mahal. It had been love at first sight and for nineteen years they were so inseparable that Mumtaz even accompanied Shah Jahan to battlefields. When she died suddenly giving birth to their fourteenth child, the emperor set about building a magnificent memorial to his wife. Everything about the Taj was perfectly planned, from the white marble walls that shimmer in the sunlight and sparkle by moonlight, to the countless decorative flowers made from precious gems that still astound visitors today. Recent discoveries at the site make this a timely account of a timeless monument.

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Dorothy Hoobler
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have written many books for children and young adults, including Where Are the Great Pyramids? Their YA mystery, In Darkness, Death, won the Edgar Award.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780399542145
Lexile Measure
850L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
January 20, 2017
Series
Where Is?

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