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How Would You Survive As an Ancient Egyptian?
     

How Would You Survive As an Ancient Egyptian?

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by Jacqueline Morley, John James (Illustrator), David Salariya (Illustrator)
 

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Pharaohs, priest peasants, and slaves - how did they spend their days? What did they do about a toothache? What caused Egyptian women to shave off an eyebrow? And just how do we know about their way of life? Find out in the book exactly how you would survive as an ancient Egyptian.

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Pharaohs, priest peasants, and slaves - how did they spend their days? What did they do about a toothache? What caused Egyptian women to shave off an eyebrow? And just how do we know about their way of life? Find out in the book exactly how you would survive as an ancient Egyptian.

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Gr 5-8These series entries offer quick bits and pieces of information on various early civilizations and purport to rank readers' survival chances through knowledge of these cultures. While the style is intentionally light, the supposition that superficial knowledge can assure survival may be viewed with skepticism. Additionally, the answer key does not always give full textual references, e.g., in explaining the importance of feeding one's ``Ka'' in Ancient Egypt, the page referred to does not totally clarify the answer, and readers must go to the index to find further explanations on other pages. Some of the entries do not clearly differentiate fact from fable. In Ancient Roman, it is never indicated that the story of Romulus and Remus, who founded Rome after being raised by a she-wolf, is legend. In all three books, the double-page spreads, one per topic, are filled with large and small full-color illustrations, lengthy captions, blocks of text, and related questions, resulting in a cluttered appearance. Susan Margeson's Viking (Knopf, 1994); Vikings (Time-Life, 1993); Simon James's Ancient Rome (Viking, 1992); Pamela Odijk's The Egyptians (Silver Burdett, 1989); and Stuart Fleming's The Egyptians (New Discovery, 1992) are all preferable titles.Anita Palladino, Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531153031
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
How Would You Survive? Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.21(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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How Would You Survive As an Ancient Egyptian? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Find out how well you would survive in the desert in the time of the pharoahs. What would you eat? Drink? Wear?Find in this book.This book was very informal and supplied me with loads of information for my studies. Highly recomended! The pictures are great too! Read it, you'll learn lots!