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Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition — a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread.

Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt — and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples. Here are just a few of Egyptology'sspecial features:

— an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems
— a playable game of Senet — ancient Egyptian checkers — including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules
— a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs
— a scrap of textured "mummy cloth"
— a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut
— a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a "jewel" at the end

Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763626389
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Series: Ologies Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 130,627
Product dimensions: 10.28(w) x 12.02(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dugald Steer has written many books for children including the best-selling Dragonology and its companion, The Dragonology Handbook, as well as the forthcoming Wizardology. For ten years he was an editor at Templar Publishing in England, but he now devotes himself full-time to writing. Other books he has written include, The Night TigerJust One More Story, and Picture This . . . (with Alison Jay). For the moment, though, it seems more "ologies" are in the offing.

Nghiem Ta, Artistic Direction: Nghiem Ta works as a designer and paper-engineer at Templar where she has overseen the creation of the best-selling Dragonology and Egyptology, as well as the forthcoming Wizardology. Prior to working with Templar, she spent four years with pop-up maestro Ron van der Meer. Her current projects include more books with "ology" in the title.

Ian Andrew, Artist: Ian Andrew created the black and white pencil illustrations for Egyptology and The Egyptology Handbook. He is an accomplished animator having worked on the animated film, "Dolphins" which won several awards including Best Newcomer at the Zagreb Film Festival. He has illustrated many books for children including Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban and Tell Me One Thing, Dad by Tom Pow. 

Nick Harris, Artist: Nick Harris created the large color illustrations in Egyptology on his computer. In addition to forays into animated TV advertising, he spent a spell working in the background department on the feature film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" He has illustrated many books for children including the Smarties book Prize-winning Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman. 

Helen Ward, Artist: Helen Ward, who also worked on Dragonology, painted the many color recreations of Ancient Egyptian statues, wall paintings, and antiquities as well as the 1920s memorabilia that appear in Egyptology. Helen has also written a number of successful children's books including The Tin Forest and The Dragon Machine, both illustrated by Wayne Anderson.

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Egyptology 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
piratesweetie More than 1 year ago
In high school I experienced a breif obsession with Egyptology fueled by the Mummy movies. This book tells you many things about Egypt and its ancient history, accompanied with beautiful illustrations. The journal is realistic and has an entralling story that definitely leaves you wanting to know more! I would recommend this to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written and laid out like a scrapbook of the author's adventures in Egypt. My children enjoyed opening flaps and reading through the notes under photos. Very fun and engaging way to teach.
Shasha54 More than 1 year ago
Fun and entertaing diary of an explorer who sets great sights on the discoveries of ancient Egypt. The format makes it easy to explore and understand archaeology and the lure of the mysterious and hidden. It brought to life more reality for our recent visit to see King Tut exhibit. Opened up hours of discussion and follow up reading and adventures about digging up the past, journaling, and careers. Great for tween ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have loved to learn more and more about egypts history ever since the first egyptian movie i watched i just wanted to learn more about egypt in ancient times.this is my favorite book out of any books i have ever read and if i have childeren one day i would love for them to read this book!
hearthfirecircle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun interactive and visual stimulating book for adults and children alike. Lots of interesting symbolism embedded in the book.
Redbud on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun, hands-on approach to exploring ancient Egypt; but, while high on visual appeal, it is short on depth.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cool book. Like a scrapbook and a mystery combined. Lots of fun.CMB
drinkingtea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book does not go into extreme depth on anything, but provides a good overview with some trivia. It is also a really pretty book with lots of extra stuff to play with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7 yr old daughter who requested the book loves it. But she wants me to warn everyone that it does not come with real papyrus. She loves the fact that it comes with real linen cloth especially because it has stains. She also loves the Senet game and learning how to understand hieroglyphics. Even though she doesn't read the book, she loves all the things that she can open up.
BookReader920713 More than 1 year ago
I have been studying Egyptology for many years. This book was given to me as a gift for Christmas. First of all, I must say that there are some really cool facts in here. If you are a history teacher and you are teaching Ancient Times, I highly suggest that you consider checking this book out.Or maybe even considering purchasing it. I have been studying Egyptology for about six years and this book will definitely come in handy. Also, if you are interested in other studies, you should consider checking out the other really amazing Candlewick Press books. If I could rate higher I would.
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What a colorful and informative book. I bought it for my 8 year old granddaughter and although a lot of the reading is above her skill level, she loved the book and did gain in her knowledge of Eyptology. She is facinated by the subject.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only in the fifth grade, yet i love ancient Egypt. This book makes me really think about what happened to Emily Sands, while, at the same time, it makes me wonder where Osiris's tomb is. I'll probably keep this book FOREVER!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love everything especially the notes Emily Sands wrote in it. The book really made me more interested in Egypt than I was before because if the interesting facts and pictures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love it because i like mummys and curses
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome. I learned a lot of things. And I've never really liked Egyptology except for now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book may be a fabricated account, but it's still a very satisfying read. It provides many facts about ancient Egypt's history and culture, such as an in-depth description of the Book of the Dead, a game of Senet, and a booklet on Hieroglyphics, among others. It's definitely worth the price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, it is not a 'history' book, but I guess it is not meant to be. Ms. Sands' adventure throughout Egypt may have never happened however, the book is a nice read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is incredible! when i first saw the cover, the red jewels got my eye. it shows you eveything you need to know about egypt. it even shows you how to play an egyptian version of checkers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so cool, it has twice as many secret envelopes as Dragonology. They're both very good books and I recommend having both of them in your personal library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Me and my friend bought this amazing book and we were first captivated by the lovely cover. Then by all the maps and letters and foldouts. We are both interested in Egypt and I reccomend this to anyone who loves Egypt or is learning about it