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Imagine a time when streets were narrow and dirty towns were surrounded by walls brigands lurked alongside roads that were treacherous and few bridges over rivers were rare and a man setting out on a journey never knew if he would return alive It was the year when the medieval Jewish traveler Benjamin left his native town of Tudela in northern Spain on an adventure to see the places he had read about in the Bible He traveled for fourteen years from Rome to Constantinople to Jerusalem to Baghdad among others by ship by cart and on foot enduring great hardships in his quest for knowledge of other places and people .

Working from Benjamin s original chronicle written in Hebrew as well as other sources on the period Uri Shulevitz captures the true spirit of this amazing adventurer using a text written in the first person and superlative illustrations .

i The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela i is a Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Yea by Uri Shulevitz

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The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century
Title:The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century
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ISBN:0374377545
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Number of Pages:48
Category:Picture books, Jewish, Historical fiction, Geography, Childrens
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