Gr 2–4—Each book brings to life a well-known Egyptian myth. The design fits the content: the text is bordered by patterns that mimic hieroglyphics and textured backgrounds in earth tones evoke deserts. The illustrations vary in style; Prince and Thoth both have realistic acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and digital images that feel flat and emotionless. However, the artwork in the other two books is far more engaging. Isis and Osiris, in particular, has expressive, dramatic illustrations (Set and Horus sparring as wide-mouthed hippos, Isis falling under a sleep spell) and rich hues that perfectly set the mood. The narratives are exciting, though asides that define unfamiliar terms occasionally interrupt the flow. Good introductions.
Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)
Meet the Author
Jared Osterhold is a native resident of New Orleans Louisiana and lives with his wife, Helen, and two cats. When not doing artwork, he enjoys listening to and playing music (all kinds), weightlifting, bike riding, visiting with friends, and family, mediation, and volunteer work.
Cari Meister has written more than a hundred books for children, including the "Tiny" series (Penguin) and the "Meet the Monsters" series (Stone Arch Books). She has received many awards for her books. Most recently, "Airplane Adventure" (Stone Arch Books), was named to "Parents" magazine Best Books for 2010. Cari has been fascinated by the night sky ever since she can remember. Her love of space and stars led her to Space Camp when she was growing up. Today, Cari lives in the mountains of Colorado, with her husband, four boys, two horses and one dog.
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