I Wonder Why the Pyramids Were Built and Other Questions about Egypt

I Wonder Why the Pyramids Were Built and Other Questions about Egypt

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Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question and answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons. The enticing questions will amaze, amuse and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.

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Browsers and young students alike will enjoy these lively question and answer books with their unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons. The enticing questions will amaze, amuse and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-This question-and-answer book on ancient Egypt is sort of interesting, but it doesn't provide enough information for reports. Also, some of the cartoon illustrations and accompanying quips, while entertaining, skirt answering the questions fully, and the humor often misdirects the factual material. Steels explains that other deities besides Sebek were represented by animals, but that ``Osiris and Isis were luckier. They were shown as a great king and queen.'' ``Luckier'' is the author's (not the Egyptians') take on the matter, but readers might not make this differentiation. These are subtle biases, but ones that make the book better as a supplement to other resources than a stand-alone reference.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856975506
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Series:
I Wonder Why Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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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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