Ancient Egypt

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Overview


Each of these guides is full of lively answers to all those tricky questions about how the world works. Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question-and-answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustrations, fun facts, and engaging cartoons.

Special Features
•Compact format—easy for small hands to carry
•Full of fascinating facts on everything a child may ask
•Text carefully pitched to the age level
•Factual material presented in a lively style
•High quality artwork with amusing cartoons

Questions and answers introduce the clothing, food, government, religion, and other aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753454756
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 9/15/2002
  • Series: Curious Kids Guide Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.

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Table of Contents

Why do we call Egyptians ancient? 4
Why were the Egyptians great? 5
Who ruled Egypt? 6
Could a woman be pharaoh? 7
How would you know if you met a pharaoh? 7
Who was the crocodile god? 8
Who was the goddess Nut? 9
Why did the Egyptians bury their mummies? 10
Why were mummies brainless? 11
Why were mummies wrapped in bandages? 11
Why were the pyramids built? 12
Who liked to get knee-deep in mud? 14
Which was the fastest way to travel? 15
Why did people sit on the roof? 16
Who made mud pies? 17
Who had nightmares? 17
Who had floury feet? 18
What's the world's stalest bread? 19
Who had splendid feasts? 19
Who looked really cool? 20
Who liked to sparkle? 21
Why did shoes wear out? 21
Who loved makeup? 22
Why did women wear cones on their heads? 22
Who made a beeline for wigs? 23
Who played with lions? 24
Who played board games? 25
Did Egyptians like parties? 25
Why is paper called paper? 26
What did Egyptian writing look like? 27
Which were the most dangerous animals? 28
Did people have pets? 28
What did Egyptians call their cats? 29
How can you become an Egyptologist? 30
Why do mummies have X rays? 31
Where can you come face-to-face with a pharaoh? 31
Index 32
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