This unique introduction to the techniques and history of painting takes the young reader through more than 15,000 years of art, from cave painters to Picasso. Explore the Mona Lisa’s smile, Titian’s noises, Duccio’s artistic omelet, a Jackson Pollock splash, a king’s portrait, an entire battle, saints and sinners, knights and peasants, motorcars and animals; and paintings on every conceivable surface — walls, wood panels, cloth, glass, metal, bark, and leather.
“Mandan” is part II of “Agwan”, the winner of Etisalat Award for Best Book for Young Adults in 2013.
When Agwan failed to find her son who was kidnapped before delivery, she named him Mandan, after her father, hoping that this great name would help bring her son back. As she was struggling to maintain her status in her military unit, Splendour planet gets hit by a strong destructive storm; where by Al-Tarek rules over the state of Syghofya without acompetitor.
The summer has started, and the beach is ready and yearns for the laughter of its friends, the children. The small wave, the sand, the seagull bird and the fish searched for their friend Marwa, whom they meet at the same time every year. The wind flew all over searching for her; it found her sitting at the beach with her eyes glued to the cellphone in her hands, her fingers hovering on its buttons, and her ears, deaf to the squeaks of the seagull, fully immersed in its recorded tunes.
Naglaa, a young girl, with a twenty minute older twin sister named Wafaa. They are very close friends, they share a bedroom and clothes, since they have the same size, and go to the same school. Despite being twins and friends, they have totally different personalities. Wafaa is brave, fearless, and outgoing, while Naglaa is always fearful of everything. Will Naglaa be able to conquer her fear?