This book introduces places of worship found around the world. The book explains the general features of the buildings and looks at how and why the building is used by the community. Examples from around the world are featured from famous buildings to smaller everyday buildings. It includes case studies from around the world looking at how people worship in the relevant building. It features a wide range of stunning photographs depicting the buildings, key objects and worshippers. It contains a world map showing areas in which the religion is practised.
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.