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Title:
Your travel guide to ancient Egypt
Author:
Day, Nancy.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Runestone Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life in ancient Egypt, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.3 3.0 47117.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 7 Quiz: 35182 Guided reading level: W.
ISBN:
9780822530756
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this exciting addition to the Passport to History series, young readers are taken back in time to tour ancient Egypt. Set up like a travel guide, the fact-filled and often humorous text presents the civilization of ancient Egypt. Float up the Nile River, tour Thebes to visit the tombs of past pharaohs, and look on as a priest mummifies a body. from food and clothing to religious beliefs and politics, delve into the daily lives of Egyptians to discover how the past has influenced present-day societies.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This flippant tour guide covers far too wide a time period to be effective. Practices changed dramatically throughout the history of Egypt, so that a trip back to only one era is not representative, and this leap-frog approach is even worse. The two maps included are vague. One shows the cataracts of the Nile but does not explain what they are; the other is a bird's-eye view of northern Egypt, the Middle East, and southern Europe. Photographs are of good quality and interesting. Back matter includes a skimpy glossary, a time line, and one recipe. Sidebars on almost every page provide factual tidbits such as prices of common goods, descriptions of how paper was made, a list of gods, care of clothing, and different kinds of food. The pretense of the travel guide gets in the way of the information and confuses readers by jumping through history. The use of terms such as "get a load of this" and "hold the ketchup, hold the mayo" are disconcerting. George Hart's Ancient Egypt (DK, 2000), Rosalie David's Discovering Ancient Egypt (Facts On File, 1994; o.p.), and Neil Morris's The Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Peter Bedrick, 2000) are all better choices.-Carol Durusau, Newton County Public Library, Covington, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.