The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs
by Tamara Bower
This story is based on one found on a papyrus scroll of hieroglyphs from the nineteenth century B.C., Egypt. It tells the tale of a voyage on the Red Sea to a mysterious and enchanted land of riches located south of Egypt. On his way to the King's gold mines, a sailor is shipwrecked on a magic island, the Island of the Soul. Not long after he arrives, a gigantic serpent wi...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Atheneum Books
(first published 2000)
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The story is just fine in my opinion, but kido has been asking for it over and over. The illustrations are unique in that they are in the 2-D Egyptian style. My favorite thing about this book is the hieroglyphs on each page. One sentence from the text of each page is highlighted and translated into hieroglyphs. Another nice thing is the map at the end of the story.