Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam
Forty years before the boy was born, a horde of bloodthirsty barbarians thundered out of the west to conquer his native land. He would grow up to become a great leader, a man with the courage and wisdom to unite his warring people and lead them in battle against the greatest warrior of the age. The time was the twelfth century; the barbarian horde was the armies of the First Crusade; the great warrior was Richard the Lionheart; and the leader was Saladin. This is more than the other side to the story of the Crusades. It’s the tale of an extraordinary man, remarkable for his generous and chivalrous ways, a warrior who longed for peace.
Recognition & Awards
American Library Association Notable Book; IRA, Notable Books for a Global Society; Publishers Weekly, Best Children’s Books; Booklist, Best Books; Booklinks, Best Books of the Year; Parents’ Choice, Recommended Award; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children; Nominee for the Maine Student Book Award; Starred Reviews, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly.