The Architect's Apprentice

The Architect's Apprentice

Large Print - 2015
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"During the height of the Ottoman Empire twelve-year-old Johan arrived in Istanbul to become an animal tamer to the white elephant Chota, befriend the sultan's beautiful daughter, and become an apprentice to Sinan, the empire's chief architect. As they build masterpieces, dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan's four apprentices"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781628995428
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Characteristics: pages cm

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14Alina
Apr 29, 2017

Amazing story. Careful with the details, without overwhelming us, the author opens a window in time and let us see the beauty of Istanbul, while celebrating Friendship and Life. Amazing writer.

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Memawrayne
Mar 26, 2016

A beautifully written story. I enjoyed it immensely.

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stellamd
Jan 02, 2016

A fascinating story of Turkish culture in the time of Suleiman. Very well written, a good storyline, and historically enlightening.

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GummiGirl
May 25, 2015

An engrossing tale for fans of elephants, architecture, and the 16th century.

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ll58057
May 06, 2015

This is a wonderful book. Elif Shafak has captured the essance of what life in the court of the Sultan of the Ottoman Turks of the 15th century when it was at its epoch. Its also a love story about young Indian boy his elephant and an elusive princess. Set in the era when a number of the great buildings and mosques of Instanbul were designed and built the story will draw you in to its intrigues and a time of wonder

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May 06, 2015

ll58057 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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