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Groundwood Books

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

Written by Fatima Sharafeddine • Illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali

For readers 7 - 11 years old | Published March 25, 2015 | ISBN 9781554987115
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

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32 pages | 11.38 in × 9.00 in
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The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

Fatima Sharafeddine • Intelaq Mohammed Ali

Born in Persia more than a thousand years ago, Ibn Sina was one of the greatest thinkers of his time — a philosopher, scientist and physician who made significant discoveries, especially in the field of medicine, and wrote more than one hundred books.

As a child, Ibn Sina was extremely bright, a voracious reader who loved to learn and was fortunate to have the best teachers. He memorized the Qur’an by the age of ten and completed his medical studies at sixteen. He spent his life traveling, treating the sick, seeking knowledge through research, and writing about his discoveries. He came up with new theories in the fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy and education. His most famous work is The Canon of Medicine, a collection of books that were used for teaching in universities across the Islamic world and Europe for centuries.

Ibn Sina’s story, told in the first person and beautifully illustrated, provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the great intellects of the past.

About the Creators

Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima Sharafeddine is an award-winning Lebanese writer who has twice been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. After receiving a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, she moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies. She now divides her time between Beirut and Brussels, where she writes and translates full time.

Intelaq Mohammed Ali

Intelaq Mohammed Ali is an award-winning Iraqi illustrator, graphic designer and author, who lives in Iran.

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A universal celebration of curiosity and the unrelenting pursuit of knowledge.