Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt (The Time Travel Guides) (Paperback)
Kids Can Press, 9781771389853, 56pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
In this re-issue from an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of graphic novels, Linda Bailey has crafted a fast-paced adventure story that doubles as a thoroughly researched historical overview of ancient Egypt. The unique perspective of modern children experiencing and interacting with people and events from the past brings history to life, while the factual information, presented as pages from the guidebook, fleshes the story out. Many important themes of ancient Egyptian culture and life are touched on: politics and government, philosophy, women's roles, activities of daily life and celebrations. Bill Slavin's engaging and detailed illustrations are full of physical comedy and fun. There's also a bibliography and three pages of further background about ancient Egypt.
About the Author
Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.