Life and Times in Ancient Egypt

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This lavishly illustrated history series is nonfiction at its best. With clear, readable text, information-packed illustrations, and a child-friendly design, these books provide exciting insight into life thousands of years ago. Each book includes a fold-out map.

Ancient Egypt comes alive in this page-turning guide to life along the Nile. The magnificent pyramids at Giza and the wonder of the palace at Karnak provide a regal backdrop to daily life at the market, on the farm, and...

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Overview

This lavishly illustrated history series is nonfiction at its best. With clear, readable text, information-packed illustrations, and a child-friendly design, these books provide exciting insight into life thousands of years ago. Each book includes a fold-out map.

Ancient Egypt comes alive in this page-turning guide to life along the Nile. The magnificent pyramids at Giza and the wonder of the palace at Karnak provide a regal backdrop to daily life at the market, on the farm, and at home. Full of fascinating illustrations and information, this is a clear and engaging guide to early Egyptian history and customs.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
This appealing "Life and Times" series offers information to middle readers about several ancient societies and their principal cities, food, transportation, clothing, homes, religion, and entertainment. Each title briefly describes farming and the countryside, as well as armies and warfare. The text is concise but lively; illustrations are detailed watercolor paintings supplemented by photos of artifacts from each culture. In this title (set in the time of Rameses II), readers will learn about civilization along the Nile with spreads about markets and trade, schools for boys, the pyramids, and the temple complex of Karnak. Young historians will find the pages about hunting lions and hippos and on mummification especially interesting (the Egyptians preserved cats, dogs, and even crocodiles), while the "Clothing and Jewelry" spread reveals that rich Egyptians wore delicate linen garments, elaborate makeup, and stunning gold jewelry set with semi-precious stones. The pages depicting an Egyptian farm show villagers plowing with oxen to sow flax, wheat, or barley and a shadoof raising water from the Nile; overall, the authors depict life in ancient Egypt as strictly hierarchical, focused on the gods, but with hardworking officials, scribes, and doctors in daily life. History buffs will enjoy the quiz for readers and a fascinating foldout map of the kingdom of Egypt locating the Nile, The Red Sea, and Nubia. For libraries, teachers, and parents, this well-produced series is an especially good bargain for its modest price. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753461495
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Series: Life and Times Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.47 (w) x 10.89 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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