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هذا الكتاب الثاني في سلسلة "هل تعرف من أنا؟"، وهو عن سيرة حياة ابن سينا، أحد أهم عظماء التاريخ في العالم العربي والإسلامي. يركز الكتاب على أهم مراحل حياة ابن سينا وعلى عبقريته وإبداعاته في حقول عديدة أهمها: الطب. قضى ابن سينا حياته يتنقل بين البلاد لتحصيل العلم، وأبدع في مجالات عدة منها: علم الفلك والرياضيات والهندسة والاقتصاد والموسيقى وعلم اللغة.Avicenna is the second boهذا الكتاب الثاني في سلسلة "هل تعرف من أنا؟"، وهو عن سيرة حياة ابن سينا، أحد أهم عظماء التاريخ في العالم العربي والإسلامي. يركز الكتاب على أهم مراحل حياة ابن سينا وعلى عبقريته وإبداعاته في حقول عديدة أهمها: الطب. قضى ابن سينا حياته يتنقل بين البلاد لتحصيل العلم، وأبدع في مجالات عدة منها: علم الفلك والرياضيات والهندسة والاقتصاد والموسيقى وعلم اللغة.Avicenna is the second book of the cultural series on renowned figures from the Arab and Islamic world. It introduces the great Persian polymath who made a breakthrough in the field of medicine and in other fields over a thousand years ago. The book narrates a non-fiction tale for children through a comprehensible narrative and illustrations to make the subject of history a much more enjoyable topic for them....

Title : Avicenna إبن سينا
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ISBN : 9789948851615
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 28 Pages
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Avicenna إبن سينا Reviews

  • KitaabWorld.com
    2019-11-09 07:57

    Ibn Sina or Avicenna as he is better known in the Western world, was born in Persia more than a thousand years ago. He was a child prodigy who had memorized the Quran by the time he was ten years old, and finished his medical studies by the time he was sixteen! His contributions and new ideas to the fields of medicine, chemistry, astronomy, physics and philosophy live on to this day, such as the observation that light travels faster than sound, and use of anesthesia.His famous work, the Canon of Medicine was the standardized text on medicine used all over the world. As the author (Fatima Sharafeddine) emphasizes: “It is essential, in my opinion, for new generations of children to be introduced to such historical figures, especially since school curriculums in most part of the world do not include them.”See other books in our Inspiring Muslim Leaders and Thinkers booklist here:https://kitaabworld.com/blogs/news/in...

  • Mohammad Nrz
    2019-10-23 04:22

    Very good and practical for children

  • Zoe
    2019-11-17 06:15

    I'm glad this book exists, because children are unlikely to hear of the Islamic Golden Age & its place in Western cultural history without books like these. Ibn Sina (often known in Europe as Avicenna) is a wonderful subject for a picture-book. The artwork is lovely, but I was hoping for a slightly more dynamic text. It's quite wordy and dry, like this: "I completed my medical studies at the age of sixteen. During this time I discovered new ways of treating diseases that the doctors had been unable to cure."It doesn't communicate emotionally, and many readers will struggle to connect with the story as a result. This is a great shame - but, with any luck, children will still be curious enough to find out more.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-11-07 02:25

    So I wasn’t totally captivated by the text in this one. It was in first person which I understand brings the reader closer to the subject, but it also made for a few awkward places. In looking further at the book I discovered that it was originally published in Arabic, which might explain the awkwardness. Things lost in translation.Otherwise, Ibn Sina made me feel totally inadequate. NBD. He just finished his medical studies at 16. I mean I know it wasn’t like medical school these days, but still. 16. Clearly the man was a genius. The story of his accomplishments was really fascinating. He did a lot and was very interested in life long learning. He studied philosophy, education and even advocated for what we might today consider respectful parenting and teaching.I wish there had been a little more historical context. He moved around a lot as an adult, but there was only a brief mention that one of the cities he lived in was frequently fighting with another. I think kids in the US will not be particularly familiar with the geography or history of the area or era and need more information. But I also understand that it could potentially make the book unwieldy and boring. A longer more detailed author’s note might have sufficed. I did appreciate that Sharafeddine noted that Islamic contributions to the world are rarely taught in US schools and that was a driving factor in bringing out this book.I really like the illustrations. They’re done on a speckled brownish paper that makes the colors pop and is different from the usual white paper. The lines are so soft and the shading is spectacular. Everyone has these huge half moon eyes that make them kind of darling and friendly. The illustrations were done in colored pencil and are so saturated and rich.I’ll definitely be buying this as our budget allows this year. We need more Islamic biographies and I don’t think we have anything on the Islamic Golden Age. The illustrations will entice my students to pick it up. My complaints about the text aren’t significant enough for me to not purchase it.

  • Barbara
    2019-11-17 08:09

    Born more than 1,000 years ago in Persia, Ibn Sina (also known as Avicenna) was a boy filled with curiosity around him. He thirstily soaked up poetry, philosophy, and medicine at a young age. He even read and studied logic and philosophy. Because of his father's wealth, he had the best tutors and materials with which to study. Not only did he write books on various topics, including child care and suggested treatments for various diseases, but he also performed surgeries. The importance of this brilliant man cannot be denied, and it is marvelous to have a book for English speakers about someone considered to be a genius of the Islamic Golden Age, as the author describes him, but the book seems to merely recite all his accomplishment from the first person point of view, which in some respects, is off putting and makes him sound arrogant more than curious. I'd have liked to have known more about his extraordinary man, hinted at through the illustrations, drawn with color pencils. Still, for those of us who know little more about the world than American history or Western civilization, this is a good starting place to move from our own historical comfort zones.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-11-22 03:01

    Another reviewer noted that having this story told in the first person is a little weird since Sina can come off a little arrogant all I-statements about his brilliant achievements. I didn't feel that too much, as the narrative is told very matter-of-factly, but as the story went along I felt it more.And occasionally I would do a double-take, like when he talks about learning linguistics and says, "Afterwards I wrote three poems in which I included vocabulary that would be unfamiliar to most readers." Er, what were you thinking, author; Sina sounds like a jerk?I also cringed at, "I also stressed the benefits of breastfeeding, which maximizes their [children's] immunity and protects them from a variety of diseases layer on," given how much shame etc. we place on parents who don't breastfeed and how toxic that parent-policing is.(Also, "offering me a golden opportunity" felt jarringly colloquial.)I love that the illustrations feel very Islamic; they were definitely my favorite part of the book.

  • Kate
    2019-10-26 02:16

    Holy gorgeous illustrations batman! I love the colours, and the eyes...everything seems to glow from the page and all the characters are definitely looking directly into my soul :|Ibn Sina was an awesome dude. This book includes a lot about his accomplishments and abilities as a doctor and scientist. The first-person narrative is kind of weird though, to echo a couple other reviews. I would have enjoyed it better in the third-person. Also, according to the author's note, the earliest copy of The Canon of Medicine is at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, so I'm going to have to go visit it soon!

  • Becki Iverson
    2019-11-23 08:24

    I had never heard of Ibn Sina (although that's not surprising), and this book was a good introduction to his work. It seems he was a jack of all trades of his time, much like a Leonardo da Vinci here in the West, but in his case with a specialization in medicine. The illustrations are really strange/unexpected, but have a luminous beauty that can't help but draw you in (especially the eyes...something about their huge eyes is mesmerizing!). Anyone with little knowledge of Middle Eastern/Islamic history (which I think is safely about 95% or more of the American population) could stand to pick this up and learn about one of Islam's great men of learning.

  • Jen
    2019-10-30 03:19

    It is to my great shame that I have little knowledge about the history and historical figures of the middle east. The first book in this series, The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, introduced a great traveller to myself and my children. This book introduces a great Persian doctor and researcher, Ibn Sina, who understood more than a thousand years ago some advanced concepts many western doctors only became aware of in the last 2 centuries. The artwork includes historical items and Persian motifs, as well as maps as Ibn Sina travels, giving the reader a great deal of context to something that is sure to be new to many western readers.

  • Christina
    2019-10-28 07:15

    Simplistic text in first person relates the life and accomplishments of Ibn Sina, "Father of modern medicine," the first person to use anesthesia etc. He lived from 980-1037. He wrote the Canon of Medicine, used until the 1770s. Studied science and philosophy too. Nice introduction to this Islamic scholar. Colored pencil illustrations, somewhat stylized. Good book to have for sharing little-known Muslim historical figures to a wider audience.

  • Nativida
    2019-11-15 09:07

    Ibn Sina, a genius of the Islamic Golden Age (c.622 - c.1258) excelled in numerous content areas, including education. He "wrote that it is essential for a teacher to be aware of the personal differences among children, and to guide each child according to their capabilities and talents...The teacher should redirect a child's behavior kindly, not harshly or violently."Not sure how interesting this book would be for a young student, but I enjoyed learning about this scholar.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-10-30 06:26

    A good introduction to the eminent scholar of the Islamic Golden Age, known especially for the Canon of Medicine. Attracitve illustrations but I'm not a fan of the first person narrative for a biography. No source notes or bibliography. Translated from Arabic. From the same collaborators of The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, also published by Groundwood.

  • Sarah
    2019-10-27 01:03

    I learned a lot about this Persian scholar and scientist, and this book is a nice addition to books I have for students' research on famous doctors and scientists during our medical/human body unit.

  • Beth
    2019-11-16 06:57

    Interesting biography and beautiful illustrations, but the first person narration was not effective.

  • Mauri
    2019-11-10 08:25

    As good as it is to see a book about an Islamic polymath, I can't wait to get past this section of the library. I always hated biographies for children.