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Ancient Egypt: Moments in History
     

Ancient Egypt: Moments in History

by Shirley Jordan
 

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Explore the ancient land around the Nile and learn about the amazing people who built the pyramids and the Great Sphinx to honor the pharaohs.

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Explore the ancient land around the Nile and learn about the amazing people who built the pyramids and the Great Sphinx to honor the pharaohs.

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Children's Literature - Emily Schuster
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians dyed their hair to cover up gray and their language had a word for "woman scribe?" Did you know that among rich Egyptians, a party guest was only being polite if he ate until he felt sick? The author of this book delights in uncovering little details that show us how amazingly different (and startlingly similar) life was in an ancient civilization. She makes history personal, by inviting readers to imagine what their lives would have been like at each level of Egyptian society, from royalty to slavery. Reproductions of ancient Egyptian artwork show scenes of everyday life through the eyes of the Egyptian artists themselves. Stories of fictional Egyptian children make readers feel like they are discovering the society firsthand. For example, we get to learn about embalming through the eyes of a young boy learning the trade from his father. Unfortunately, the transitions into some of these narratives are a bit jarring, as are the author's frequent use of sentence fragments. Still, with its wonderful details and personal tone, this book is a standout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789128409
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Cover-to-Cover Informational Bks.
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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