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Children's LiteratureDid you know that the fertile land surrounding the Nile River was known as the "Black Land" to the ancient Egyptians? Did you know that more than eighty pyramids have been discovered in Egypt? Did you know that the largest pyramid in Egypt stands 479 feet tall? All of these interesting facts and more can be found in this nonfiction book about ancient Egypt. With information about mummification, religious beliefs, the pharaohs, and daily life, this book is a solid introduction to Egyptian culture for young children. The writing is brief, but full of content. The watercolor pictures complement the text perfectly and provide a great deal of visual information. For example, it contains a labeled diagram of an Egyptian pyramid. It also contains a list of ancient Egyptian discoveries. This book is appropriate for a home library or a school library. With its approachable and fun format, kids will find this an inviting read. 2004, Little Brown & Company, Ages 7 to 10.