Ancient Egypt

Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

By Marcia Williams (Retold by); Marcia Williams (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763653088, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

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With compelling comic-style illustrations, a colossus's worth of facts, and dramatic fold-out spreads, Marcia Williams brings Egyptian myths to life.

The stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are full of mystery and adventure. In this retelling of nine tales of ancient Egypt, Marcia Williams uses her signature comic-strip style to capture the rich mythology and early history of this great civilization. Beginning with powerful Ra rising from the waters of the Nile to create the gods of the earth, sky, and rain, Ancient Egypt takes readers through the curse of King Tut's tomb and the rise of Cleopatra-- with Rami, Ra's beloved cat, highlighting Egypt's many cultural and technological advances along the way. An instantly engaging, accessible introduction to an ancient civilization, this collection of stories is sure to fascinate and inspire young Egyptologists.




About the Author
Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE; GREEK MYTHS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN; THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY; and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book, she says, "Working on the Old Testament has been a joy. The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them. Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar." She lives in London.

Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE; GREEK MYTHS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN; THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY; and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book, she says, "Working on the Old Testament has been a joy. The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them. Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar." She lives in London.
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