Mary Beardwood launched her new book at the Emirates Literature Festival today with workshops and school visits instructing children on Islamic art

maryA subject that spans a millennium-and-a-half and covers every walk of life in every corner of the globe but there are virtually no books covering this subject comprehensively in English for children. With Discovering Islamic Art, Mary Beardwood invites younger children to enter the world of Islamic art – and what a world it is: one of beauty and inventiveness, spiritual depth and exquisite artistry.

Discovering Islamic Art is not only entertaining and educational but, in this age of cultural divergence and religious misunderstandings, helps children to understand the world of Islam and appreciate its long and continued history of artistic treasures.

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