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Mummy Mazes: A Monumental Book
     

Mummy Mazes: A Monumental Book

by Elizabeth Carpenter
 

The first new idea in maze books since Egyptian times. Originally self- published, Mummy Mazes has won awards and seals of approval from Dr. Toy, The National Parenting Center, Independent Publishers, and Creative Child Magazine.

Written and drawn by Elizabeth Carpenter, Mummy Mazes is ingeniously designed to open up to 28 poster-size pages&

Overview

The first new idea in maze books since Egyptian times. Originally self- published, Mummy Mazes has won awards and seals of approval from Dr. Toy, The National Parenting Center, Independent Publishers, and Creative Child Magazine.

Written and drawn by Elizabeth Carpenter, Mummy Mazes is ingeniously designed to open up to 28 poster-size pages—these are deliciously big mazes, the kind kids will pore over for hours. There are mummies, monuments, and intricate murals, ancient gods and the Pharaoh’s mask, scarabs, an Egyptian night sky, and the Giant Sphinx who guards the pyramid complex at Giza. The meticulously drawn mazes lead kids through hieroglyphics, cracks in the limestone, detailed wall paintings, and more. Adding to the fun, each maze is linked by an adventure—the reader joins Professor Archie Ologist on an expedition from the Colossi of Memnon into the heart of long-lost tombs, learning along the way about the cat-goddess Bastet, why both men and women wore wigs, and how much linen it sometimes took to wrap an important mummy (three miles’ worth!). Once all the mazes are completed, there’s a hieroglyphic puzzle to solve at the end—and then the whole doubles as a coloring book. The pages are perforated to tear, color, and then display on the wall.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Puzzle fans and future Egyptologists will find hours of entertainment in this collection of intricate mazes. Each poster-sized maze features an Egyptian artifact or monument. A short narrative describes archeological techniques and information about ancient Egypt. Many pages also have small text boxes with interesting facts and details. Readers work their way through the mazes, collecting hieroglyphs as they correctly solve the maze. The hieroglyphs create a code at the back of the book, which can only be solved once all the mazes are complete. The intricate mazes can also be colored and made into posters. Because the pages are not bound, students can easily remove them. Of course, this also means that the books will not work well in permanent collections or libraries. It would however, be an excellent supplement to social studies units on ancient civilizations. Weary car travelers will also find hours of quiet entertainment. Best of all, the final pages of the book contain answer keys to all of the mazes in the book. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761160748
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
1,121,335
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Carpenter, author of DinoMaze, is an illustrator, a game designer, and an entrepreneur and founder of Mazeology. She lives in New York City.

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