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The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt

by Emily Sands, Various
     
 
Inside this indispensable and beautifully illustrated workbook is everything you need to know to become an esteemed Egyptologist.

As readers of the fascinating EGYPTOLOGY are all too aware, the feisty explorer Emily Sands mysteriously vanished on an expedition up the Nile in 1927. But in a remarkable turn of fortune for Miss Sands's many fans, detectives have

Overview

Inside this indispensable and beautifully illustrated workbook is everything you need to know to become an esteemed Egyptologist.

As readers of the fascinating EGYPTOLOGY are all too aware, the feisty explorer Emily Sands mysteriously vanished on an expedition up the Nile in 1927. But in a remarkable turn of fortune for Miss Sands's many fans, detectives have uncovered a second volume penned in her own hand — a course book on ancient Egyptian history and culture intended for the voyager's beloved niece and nephew. Now available to budding Egyptologists everywhere, this comprehensive volume — illustrated by the same artists who lent their talents to EGYPTOLOGY — is brimming with facts on ancient Egyptian culture and history, followed by intriguing assignments and fill-in opportunities on everything from archaeological finds to theories on how the pyramids were built.

Among the book's delightful novelty elements are:

— An envelope containing Miss Emily Sands's Top Ten Things to See in Egypt
— Flaps to lift, revealing hidden treasure in desert sands
— A four-page foldout section full of stickers featuring treasures from King Tut's tomb and other ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Editorial Reviews

Though Emily Sands mysteriously vanished on an expedition up the Nile in 1927, this intrepid archaeologist left behind several works on Egyptian history and culture for young readers. This attractive, simulated scrapbook serves as a course for budding Egyptologists. It's as entertaining as it is informative.
Publishers Weekly
Favorite series and characters take the stage once again. Devotees of Egyptology by the fictional amateur archaeologist Emily Sands who disappeared in 1927 will want to pore over the pages of The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt also by Sands, illus. by Ian Andrew, Nick Harris and Helen Ward. The paper-over-board book begins with a letter from Sands to her niece and nephew and then introduces "The Origins of Egypt: Up to 2650 B.C.," with activities to do, drawings of headresses for royalty, sketches of the pyramids, and ancient tales, as well as maps of the region and brief anecdotes about daily life and culture. A host of full-color stickers round out this interactive volume. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Designed more for a quick flip-through than any sort of serious study, this appendage to 2004's Egyptology looks like a battered notebook of general remarks about ancient Egypt with memorabilia clipped in, compiled by "Emily Sands," the fictive vanished archeologist. The special effects are limited to a page of stickers, a pasted-in envelope and a few flimsy flaps; the illustrations mix shadowy pencil drawings with realistically drawn old photos, brochures, leather edges, stains and scraps of ephemera. The text, written with eye-glazing dullness and presented in alternating blocks of globby typewriter face and a nearly illegible italic script, is rife with vague claims-" . . . there is evidence that a large number of the population could read and write, including a number of women"-unsupported by specific information, sources or even an index. Flashy but perfunctory. (Fictionalized nonfiction. 10-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763629328
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Series:
Ologies Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
511,460
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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