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Stanley, Diane.
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
IL 3-6, RL 4.8
ISBN 0688171362
A thousand years ago, the city of Jerusalem was controlled by the Muslims.  It had been for about 400 years.  But there was peace in the city.  Jews, Christians and Muslims all lived together there in peace.  After all, they were all People of the Book or Old Testament and had much in common.  But that was all about to change.  The great knights of Europe believed that the city should be controlled by Christians and set off to conquer the holy city.  The First Crusade accomplished this in the year 1099.  In the year 1138, a young boy was born in Takrit.  His name was Saladin and he grew up believing that the Muslims should control the Middle East.  A righteous man, Saladin ruled his kingdom with gentleness and kindness.  Was he successful in regaining lands for the Muslims.  How can what happened a thousand years ago have an effect on what is happening there now?
SUBJECTS:     Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
                        Syria -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
                        Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193.
                        Kings, queens, rulers, etc.


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