Hieroglyphs (Paperback)

By Joyce Milton, Charles Micucci (Illustrator)

Grosset & Dunlap, 9780448419763, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2000

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Ancient Egypt is a subject of never-ending fascination for primary grade kids. Here they learn all about hieroglyphs, the beautiful pictogram writing that appears on mummy cases, papyrus scrolls, tomb walls, etc. What do the different symbols mean? How did we learn to decipher hieroglyphs? What was school and learning to read and write like for children of ancient Egypt? The information is accessible and fascinating, plus kids have the fun of creating hieroglyph messages and "works of art" using the accompanying stencil.

About the Author

Joyce Milton has written several books for Penguin Young Readers, including Bats and Pocahontas: An American Princess.