Linda Smith Masi's book, Zanzibar and his Zany Crew of Sentence Constructors gives readers a course of English using engaging and entertaining reading experiences that make learning more fun and effective for them. Her book uses the true, amazing story of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, Egypt, its' burning, and later reconstruction as a context for a fanciful story.
Zanzibar's tale follows Ali and his crew on the Intergalactic Space Station as they observe Alexandria, in ancient Egypt, thousands of years in the past. The famous Library of Alexandria is burning. Here the fantastic story begins when the educated people in the city at that time have decided to reconstruct the lost contents of the Library by writing many books again, both old and new. Made is a decision to reconstruct the books using English. Doing so reflects the proliferation of the English language. The specificity of English results in the widespread, efficient use of the language. More concepts expressing the same content in English may be stored in a computer’s hard disk drive than in many other languages, enabling efficient use of computer storage space. A new Library of Alexandria, in reality, is open on the shores of The Mediterranean Sea. It is a digital library and available and in use today.
In this story, users will read a fictionalized account of the reconstruction of the books of the original Library of Alexandria built by King Alexander the Great, once destroyed in the fire thousands of years ago and learn English grammar rules simultaneously.
About the Author
Linda Smith Masi's career has taken her from the United States to Europe and Asia. She has earned an honor's degree from the University of Texas, is a CPA, and has training as an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor. Currently, she is the president of Continuous Clear Communications, which provides editing and training in both oral and written English. She is also an English lecturer and conversationalist in secondary schools. Linda Smith Masi's career has taken her from the United States to Europe and Asia. She has an honor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, is a CPA, and an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor. Currently, she is the president of Continuous Clear Communications, which provides editing and training in both oral and written English. She has also been an English lecturer and conversationalist in several secondary schools and entities. Her publications include books and courses teaching English; as well as, analyses and creation of business operating manuals and internal audit programs.