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Ancient Egypt
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Kidhaven Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Examines the daily lives of the people of ancient Egypt, both rich and poor, and including their sports, recreation, religion, and view of the afterlife.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 1.0 63700.
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In most ways, ancient Egyptian society and everyday life was significantly different than in modern Western counties. This information-packed but easy-to-read volume explores the privileged lives of the pharaohs and other noble Egyptians; how poor peasants worked both in the fields and on state building projects; sports and leisure activities of all classes; and religious attitudes and practices.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. These two titles from the History of the World series offer basic introductory information suitable for middle-school report writers. Egypt discusses the relationship between pharaohs and gods, customs for burial and worship, the history of the Egyptian empire, and modern discoveries of artifacts from this ancient culture. Constitution covers the development and ratification of this important document and the Bill of Rights, including insight into its relevance today. Both titles make use of relatively large print, short chapters with section headings, and frequent, crisp, mostly color illustrations. Each book is appended with notes, bibliography, glossary, and picture credits. Constitution, in particular, is very up-to-date, with a discussion of the Electoral College and the 2000 election. Unfortunately, many of the source notes come from secondary sources, and the bibliographies lean heavily toward the author's own works. Consider these acceptable choices for larger collections or where demand for these topics is high. --Kay Weisman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-While there is nothing unique or outstanding about these titles, they do have a simple, attractive format that makes them accessible to young audiences. In the first book, Nardo is careful to point out that the lives of the Egyptian nobility were quite different from those of peasants. He describes the importance of religion to all ancient Egyptians and their view of the afterlife. The second book contains a basic, but useful introduction to the innovations of democracy and the Greeks' interest and participation in sports. The author outlines the various social classes and notes that women and slaves did not share the same political rights as male citizens. Even in these brief introductions, the author avoids judging these ancient societies by modern-day values. Full-color photos, maps, and reproductions are plentiful and add interest to the texts. Serviceable additions.-David Pauli, Hillsboro Public Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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