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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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Mara Loventhal
Nov 06, 2016 Mara Loventhal rated it it was amazing
Title (italicize): The Shipwrecked Sailor
Author: Tamara BowerIllustrator (if separate from author): Genre: Non EuropeanTheme(s): Culture, Friendship, good comes when you least expect it, hopeOpening line/sentence: Once there was a sailor, called Sadiki, who traveled far and wide.Brief Book Summary: The story is about a journey on the Red Sea to a magical and enchanted place located in Egypt. A shipwrecked sailor goes on tis journey and meets a Prince. They become good friends but eventually the
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Kiddo
Mar 06, 2012 Kiddo rated it really liked it
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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.
Rani
Apr 15, 2016 Rani rated it really liked it
A shipwrecked sailor finds friend and hope in this adventure tale. Illustrated with glorious hieroglyphs, this is a great book.
Tracy
Sep 06, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
Loved the hieroglyphs that accompanied the story. Excellent illustrations. I want to read more from this author!
Shelli
Mar 25, 2015 Shelli rated it really liked it
This is an interesting quick Egyptian tale to read when covering Ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics, or just for fun.
Samantha
Taken from an actual ancient tale written on a papyrus scroll.
Jean-Marie
Dec 09, 2013 Jean-Marie rated it really liked it
This story is based on a story found in an ancient papyrus scroll dating back to the 19 century B.C.
Cameron Townsend
Apr 22, 2013 Cameron Townsend rated it really liked it
It's an interesting little tale about a man who meets a serpent-god. Not very long, but entertaining nonetheless.
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