Hieroglyphs: Solve the Mystery from Ancient Egypt
By Sean Callery
(Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753464113, 48pp.)
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
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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
Sean Callery is a writer and primary-school teacher. He has written a number of information books for publishers such as HarperCollins and Which?, as well as musicals and educational articles.
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.
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