Nur Jahan of India by Shirin Yim Bridges
  

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Nur Jahan of India by Shirin Yim Bridges

From the deepest heart of the Moghul palace, tucked away in purdah, her face hidden by veils, one princess came to rule all of Moghul India. She introduced efficiencies, encouraged trade, and made possible a great flowering of the arts. What gave her this power was love. This is a love story, the story of Nur Jahan, who, without breaking any of the rules, hunted tigers, rode elephants to war, commanded a nation from behind a curtain, and did many other things that girls were not expected to do. Richly illustrated and narrated with humor, The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses brings to life the stories of real and remarkable princesses who managed to do what few thought possible.

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Nguyen's cartoonish illustrations and Bridges

-- Horn Book Guide

About the Author

Shirin Yim Bridges' first book, Ruby's Wish, was a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book and won the Ezra Jack Keats award. It is on several state reading lists, has been translated into seven languages, and is now in its eleventh edition. The Umbrella Queen made TIME/CNN's Top 10 Lists and was also named a Best Children's Book by the Bank Street College of Education. Horrible Hauntings won an IRA/CBC Children's Choices Award. Mary Wrightly So Politely launched in April 2013 to starred reviews in both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. To date, every book that Shirin has written or published has achieved national acclaim. Responsible for the pen-and-watercolor illustrations that bring our princesses to life, Albert Nguyen received his MFA from the Academy of Art in 2006. He grew up in Minnesota before moving to San Francisco. In addition to being fond of drawing, painting, comics, and cartoons, Albert has a special affection for chubby animals. The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses are his first children's books.

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Format

Hardback
24 pages

Author

Shirin Yim Bridges
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Publisher

Goosebottom Books Llc

Publication date

1st October 2010

ISBN

9780984509850


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