Ibn Batuta, the Arab Marco Polo
Other Travel Writing and Children's Books
Maybe you'd like lighter fare, or just a different
perspective. The following are excellent introductions to Ibn Batuta
Inspired by Ibn Batuta
- Mackintosh-Smith, Tim. Travels with a Tangerine: A
Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah. London: John Murray,
2001 (New York: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2002).
DS49 .M33 2001
910.4 I13 M158 2002 (US reprint)
- A delightful semi-retracing of the first part of Ibn
Batuta's journey, Tangier to Constantinople, by a modern editor of his
- Rumford, James. Traveling Man: the Journey of Ibn
Battuta, 1325-1354. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
library, UNC J910 Rumford
- A beautifully illustrated picture book about Ibn Batuta's
travels. The text is in English, but Arabic passages and place names
sprinkled throughout provide pleasant practice in reading various
styles of calligraphy.
- Lucile McDonald. The Arab Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta.
Nashville: T. Nelson, 1975.
library, UNC J92 Ibn Battuta
- McDonald paraphrases and retells a selection of Ibn
Batuta's stories in flowery prose. Includes a glossary of basic terms
and features a helpful endsheet map showing the entire journey.
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