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A Child's Introduction to Egyptology

The Mummies, Pyramids, Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Heather Alexander Sara Mulvanny



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Black Dog Books
25 May 2021
Get ready to go back in time to discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations -- Ancient Egypt! Packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more, this illustrated introduction to Egyptology is perfect for curious kids ages 8 to 11.

Author Heather Alexander leads young readers from the very beginning of the kingdom 4,500 years ago through the reign of Cleopatra in 31 BC. Included throughout are beautifully illustrated profiles of gods and goddesses like Ra, the god of the sun, and Isis, the goddesses of magic, as well as information about scribes, priests, and other notable Egyptians. Kids will learn about the great pharaohs like Ramses II and Nefertiti, how the magnificent Great Pyramid in Giza was built, an in-depth explanation of how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, and even how mummies were made.

This fact-filled book with original illustrations, a removable hieroglyphics poster, and activities like How to Mummify an Apple and Create Your Own Papyrus is perfect for every young, budding Egyptologist.

Illustrated by:   Sara Mulvanny
Imprint:   Black Dog Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 262mm,  Width: 262mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   760g
ISBN:   9780762471577
ISBN 10:   0762471573
Pages:   96
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Heather Alexander has written numerous books for children and young adults including previous titles in this series, A Child's Introduction to the World, A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology, and A Child's Introduction to Art. She is a former book editor and lives in Los Angeles, CA. Sara Mulvanny is a freelance illustrator who grew up with a paint brush in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. After studying Illustration at Kingston University, Sara now lives in Surrey, England and has built an impressive portfolio working on a variety of projects from books and magazines to large scale illustrations for museums and restaurants.

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