Cover image for We live in Egypt
Title:
We live in Egypt
Author:
Kristensen, Preben Sejer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Bookwright Press, 1987.

1987, ©1986
Physical Description:
60 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Presents various aspects of life in Egypt through interviews with twenty-six people representing different age groups, occupations, and regions. Also includes a section of brief facts about the country and a glossary.
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: East Sussex, England : Wayland Publishers, 1986.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
Added Title:
Egypt.
ISBN:
9780531180877
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Presents various aspects of life in Egypt through interviews with twenty-six people representing different age groups, occupations, and regions. Also includes a section of brief facts about the country and a glossary.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Individuals from different social levels reveal each country's culture and customs, as well as details of their daily lives, through engaging first-person accounts. Voices (52 in all) include those of a camel breeder, falconer, belly dancer, carpet weaver, royal astronaut, and Bedouin sheikh. Illustrated with color photographs that extend the familiar tone. Part of the Living Here series. Gr. 3-6.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8 Continuing the series' successful format, 26 citizens describe their lives and livelihoods over two facing pages. Each clearly presented narrative is enhanced by three high-quality color photographs: a head-and-shoulders portrait of the speaker and two shots of the occupational environment. Although most of the narrators are adult males, a commendable variety of ages and occupations is represented: the Egyptians profiled include a schoolgirl, a camel dealer, a prominent government official, and a belly dancer. Standard information about each country, however, is restricted to one page of fundamental facts and statistics. Thus, the uniquely personal orientation which makes these books a success also limits their usefulness for traditional facts-and-figures geography assignments. More direct support for assignments can be found in the ``Enchantment of the World'' books: Wilbur Cross' Egypt (1982) and Esther Cross' Portugal (1986, both Childrens). For sheer insight into lifestyles in these two lands, however, nothing on this grade level compares to these two books. William George Piekarski, Worcester State College, Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.