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The Taj Mahal
Moorcroft, Christine.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1998]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Examines the design and construction of the architectural masterpiece that was built during the Mughal rule of India.
Reading Level:
1120 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 1.0 24809.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 7.3 4 Quiz: 28041 Guided reading level: NR.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library NA6008.A33 M66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Clarence Library NA6008.A33 M66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clearfield Library NA6008.A33 M66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library NA6008.A33 M66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library NA6008.A33 M66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize
Audubon Library NA6008.A33 M66 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Undying love, tragedy, murder, and betrayal make the story of the building of the Taj Mahal one of the world's great romantic tales. Along with the fascinating history behind the creation of this architectural wonder, Moorcroft describes how the building was constructed and the reasoning behind some of its features. Although the story behind Britain's Houses of Parliament is somewhat less dramatic, a fire and the execution of a king are part of the history, to which Smith adds some solid information about Britain's style of government. Both volumes, which are part of the Great Buildings series, include a plentiful assortment of large color photographs, artists' representations of the historical events, and diagrams showing how the buildings are laid out. These will be excellent sources for reports as well as interesting reading for budding architecture buffs. --Susan Dove Lempke

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-This lovely book details the design, construction, and history of this architectural wonder. Students of world culture will find this title useful and browsers will appreciate the numerous full-color quality photographs, reproductions, and line drawings. The history is cursory, but adequately provides a context for the politics of the period and an understanding of the technology available to the builders. An excellent addition.-Dorcas Hand, Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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