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Zekmet: Level 6
Chosen to design a magnificent monument for a vain and demanding Pharoah, an Egyptian stone carver conceives of and begins work on the Sphinx which still stands in the Egyptian desert today.
Paperback, 54 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company
(first published March 1988)
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Wonderful storytelling. I put a hold on the book at the library quite a while ago (they obviously need more copies!) to research it for use at the school where I work. Not only is the fictional story well told, the illustrations are fantastic. The illustrator Deborah Nourse Lattimore is a "student of Egyptology and an art historian specializing in Egyptian, pre-Colombian, and classical art" so states the book jacket blurb. Really exceptional illustrations.
Nov 23, 2009 Erin Sterling rated it it was ok · review of another edition
This is a story of how a monument in Egypt was built to honor a king that is part man and part lion. The text is really wordy, so it might be hard to adapt for storytelling, but the story is an interesting look at how the Sphinx might have been created.