Hieroglyphs: Solve the Mystery from Ancient Egypt
Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753464113, 48pp.
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
"CodeQuest "is a brand-new narrative non-fiction series that challenges the reader to solve historical mysteries. Each title presents a unique, interactive story in which the reader learns about historical codes, pictograms and symbols by completing various code-breaking tasks.
A museum houses a splendid statue of a golden cat. It was once part of a pair... so where isits partner? A note inside the display case contains the first in a series of clues, and once it is deciphered, the adventure begins. The story spreads lead the reader from clue to clue, while information spreads form a perfect introduction to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Booklist[Codequest] offer[s] a significant information about hieroglyphs. . . The attractive format features eye-cathing glossy illustrations and is full of everything from notes to translate to information about cat worship. . . . Those with an interest in ancient Egypt will be intrigued . . . This is also a great choice for classrooms studying the period, as groups could solve the puzzles together.