A Child's Introduction to Egyptology (Hardcover)

The Mummies, Pyramids, Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (A Child's Introduction Series)

By Heather Alexander, Sara Mulvanny (Illustrator)

Black Dog & Leventhal, 9780762471577, 96pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

List Price: 19.99*
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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.

In A Child's Introduction to Egyptology, kids will travel back in time and discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations: Ancient Egypt. 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.

About the Author

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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