The Egyptian News

Overview

"These entertaining, deftly organized books will make terrific light-hearted additions to cirriculum units on ancient civilizations." — Publishers Weekly

Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had daily newspapers? And they were amusing and compellingly informative? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, kid-friendly format.

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Overview

"These entertaining, deftly organized books will make terrific light-hearted additions to cirriculum units on ancient civilizations." — Publishers Weekly

Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had daily newspapers? And they were amusing and compellingly informative? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, kid-friendly format.

Uses a newspaper format to present articles about the history, politics, fashion, food, daily life, and afterlife of the ancient Egyptians.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
A fun-to-read, newspaper-style text, covering the highlights of Egyptian history, this text includes detailed discussions of such topics as politics, education, religion, family life, women's issues, and lifestyle. The discussions are presented in a chatty style that is sure to appeal to students because it feels like reading the latest teen magazine instead of a history book. The News section also includes maps, charts, and illustrations that make readers feel they are experiencing the time. Articles range from a headlined article "Boy King Murdered?" to descriptions of battles and a discussion of the funeral of Ramses the Great. There is also a fascinating "how-to" about making mummies. Time-period homes are described in real estate advertisements. The facts are included in a way that makes their relevance immediately clear. The book also includes a table of contents, a timeline, and an index. This series will provide a great addition to classrooms and libraries. Its emphasis on short articles and extensive use of visuals makes it particularly helpful for struggling readers. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
On the title page of this spectacular look at Egyptian civilization, the publisher concedes that, while the Egyptians did not have newspapers, they would still enjoy this presentation of their culture. From a revealing interview with the royal embalmer, the News presents stories about the building of pyramids, the outrageous Queen Hatshepsut, intrigue within the palace, taxes, trading, help wanted ads for boys to scare birds from the crops, and how to hostess the perfect party. Another excellent addition to the News series, which includes the Aztecs, Greeks, and Romans. -- Children's Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442071896
  • Publisher: Baker & Taylor, CATS
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Series: History News Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32

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