Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything

Kathleen Krull, illus. by Robert Byrd, Viking, $17.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-670-01114-8
The grandson of Genghis Khan, Kubla Khan united the Mongols and built the largest empire of his time. Under his rule, Beijing became a magnificent capital and the arts and sciences flourished. With just enough text to create a comprehensive yet fast-moving story, Krull depicts the life of this military emperor with a notable level of detail. Byrd's illustrations, based on period artwork, further reveal the spectacle and strength of the khan's empire. Ages 8–up. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/09/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
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