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The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs

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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.
Loved the hieroglyphs that accompanied the story. Excellent illustrations. I want to read more from this author!
Cameron Townsend
It's an interesting little tale about a man who meets a serpent-god. Not very long, but entertaining nonetheless.
This story is based on a story found in an ancient papyrus scroll dating back to the 19 century B.C.
Loved it! Nice pictures, interesting story, loved the historical connection. Yay!
Taken from an actual ancient tale written on a papyrus scroll.
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