The House of Wisdom
DK Ink, Sep 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
Ishaq, the son of the chief translator to the Caliph of ancient Baghdad, travels the world in search of precious books and manuscripts and brings them back to the great library known as the House of Wisdom. 15,000 first printing.
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