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Sid Cooper, a fifth grade history buff, gets the chance of a lifetime to visit the Taj Mahal in the enchanted land of India. After a setback and a change in plans, Sid and his friend Raj are magically transported… 350 years into the past, to when the monument was still being built.
Things get crazier when they encounter Emperor Shah Jahan, who is furious because precious gems crucial to the completion of the Taj Mahal are missing. The excitement of actually becoming a part of history fuels their sense of adventure and they decide to find the gem thief, but there’s just one problem. Even if Sid and Raj find the missing gems needed to complete the Taj, how will they get back to the present?
In Missing Gems of the Taj Mahal, author Lyndon Cerejo transports young readers on a magical journey. The sights and sounds of ancient India come alive in a beautiful tapestry that both educates and entertains. They can follow along as Sid and Raj try to save history – and themselves – while learning all about the history of the Taj Mahal, as well as the efforts to preserve this wonder of the modern world.
Aside from fascinating recent pictures, Sid’s journey comes to life with beautiful illustrations by fifth grader Ananya Chopra. She’s a lot like Sid – friendly, adventurous, and unwilling to let anything stop her from pursuing her dreams.
Your young reader will feel the same way after reading this book. And as the first book in the Mysteries in History series, they can learn about the Taj Mahal and one of the oldest civilizations on Earth before taking a journey across the globe in future books. So let your child open their minds and their hearts to this exciting tale… as a magical land of adventure awaits.