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The adventure of a lifetime is only one click away! 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 encounte The adventure of a lifetime is only one click away! 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.


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The adventure of a lifetime is only one click away! 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 encounte The adventure of a lifetime is only one click away! 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.

30 review for Missing Gems of the Taj Mahal: A time travel historical fiction mystery book for children ages 5-10 (Mysteries In History 1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Rodrigues

    Full & Detailed review: https://cynthology.blogspot.com/2017/... This book had great potential, but it didn't live up to it. The blurb tells us that Shah Jahan is furious, but in the book, he seems remarkably unmoved and offers a reward to whoever finds the missing gems. Wouldn’t it have been more in character if he were to demand that his men find the gems and the thief or risk being beheaded? Nor is he perturbed at the sight of two 11-year-olds casually strolling by, at the construction site. For Full & Detailed review: https://cynthology.blogspot.com/2017/... This book had great potential, but it didn't live up to it. The blurb tells us that Shah Jahan is furious, but in the book, he seems remarkably unmoved and offers a reward to whoever finds the missing gems. Wouldn’t it have been more in character if he were to demand that his men find the gems and the thief or risk being beheaded? Nor is he perturbed at the sight of two 11-year-olds casually strolling by, at the construction site. For a Mughal emperor, he is far too genial. What’s more, once the mystery is solved, he generously hands out gifts to the boys. Not the smallest hint of curiosity about whose kids they are and how they happened to land there. The blurb also tells us that the boys seek to save history and themselves. But the truth is that the boys are far from concerned about the adventure. Not once do they worry about how they will return to their own time. The book takes far too long to tell its story. At 32% on the Kindle, Sid’s camera broke. He bought a new one at 42%. But it wasn’t until 59%, that they went back in time. The mystery in this book is utterly tame. There is no sense of danger or intrigue. The bulk of the book is taken up by facts relating to the Taj Mahal, which was interesting at first. It would have been better if these nuggets of information had been seamlessly woven into the story, rather than having Sid read them out from a book or having Raj show off his knowledge. The illustrations by fifth-grader Ananya Chopra were beautiful. This kid is really talented. As an idea, time travel is always very exciting. Here the potential inherent in it is completely lost.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Srilekh Sridharan

    Simple and sweet Fun read not just for kids :). I absolutely loved the book. Go grab the book. It's not just about fun but also facts about Taj Mahal.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jayaram

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kritika Singh

  5. 5 out of 5

    avilash tiwari

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hemant Dharmadhikari

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nitesh Sharma

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sheenu

  9. 5 out of 5

    Agrim Arya

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abhinav j Pai

  11. 5 out of 5

    Glory Josephine

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pinkie Dalal

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chirag Dua

  14. 5 out of 5

    Renet Dsouza

  15. 5 out of 5

    SAUGATA SARKAR

  16. 4 out of 5

    sukanya

  17. 4 out of 5

    Miyanti Pramod Sonawane m.p.s

  18. 5 out of 5

    SUDIP

  19. 4 out of 5

    thomas john

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nived Menon

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sandhya Rao

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sai N P

  23. 4 out of 5

    Pooja Namdar

  24. 4 out of 5

    Saumya

  25. 5 out of 5

    Maryam Alvi

  26. 5 out of 5

    AKSHAT NAIR

  27. 5 out of 5

    Heti.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kamal Saheta

  29. 4 out of 5

    Abhinn Gautam

  30. 5 out of 5

    zen yeslawath

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