Mummies, tombs, and pyramids, enter the world of Ancient Egypt! Explore the land of King Tut and Cleopatra with fun facts and amazing photos.
Despite crafts in each volume that are often truly lame, this series should draw both recently minted and older but reluctant readers. Except for Cleopatra, which is illustrated with 19th-century paintings, each book features large photos of, mostly, ancient art or artifacts paired with clear, simply-written texts in easily digestible blocks or insets. Gods introduces nine important deities, but also covers such related topics as sacred animals and ways of ancient worship, for instance, and Hieroglyphs not only provides charts of symbols for sounds and numbers but also descriptions of papyrus making, the Book of the Dead, and the Rosetta stone. Budding Egyptologists will find the print and Web resources at the end well chosen to expedite their studies.
Meet the Author
Amanda Doering Tourville is the author of more than 15 books for children. Her book Rain Forest ABC: An Alphabet Book (Capstone Press, 2004) was nominated for the 2005-2006 Mocking Bird Award. The same book was also on the American Library Association's booklist of Outstanding Science Read-Alouds.
Amanda currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and her chinchilla. She loves animals and would have an entire zoo if she could. She also enjoys traveling and photographing wonderful, exotic places. Her photography has been featured in books and magazines.
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