The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (World Landmark Books #59)

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Long ago, a great civilization thrived along the banks of the Nile River. Ruled by awesome god-kings caled Pharaohs, Egypt was a land of bustling cities, golden palaces, and huge stone monuments. Its people were fun-loving, its nobles elegant, and its gods the most powerful in the world. This astonishing civilization endured for more than 3,000 yeats before it gradually va...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 12th 1981 by Turtleback Books (first published 1981)
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my son as part of our homeschooling studies.

This is my second time reading this aloud, as I read it about ten years ago to my eldest son and knew it was a winner. The book is written in a narrative storyteller voice with many anecdotes and amusing stories which make the history fun and interesting. The book starts with the modern day (1700s) rediscovery of ancient Egypt and the archaeological finds and public interest in this civilization which so little was kno...more
Souaad Asar
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne.
This is an outstanding book with general introduction to the study of ancient Egypt. This book also focuses on Egyptian culture and lifestyle as well as its history. I believe it is a really great book for children looking to learn more about the culture and lifestyle of the ancient Egyptians. The author gives good information of the infamous Rosetta stone and then continues with a brief history of the Ancient Egyptian civilization and religious...more
Becky Anderson
Great summary of Ancient Egyptian history. HS-level, easy read.
Rachel
I started this book to see if it was a good read out loud for my 6 yr old. We are studying the ancients. Early on I decided that it was too advanced for him, but I continued reading because it was so interesting and engaging. This book was written in a story format, it was very engaging, and very informative. I thought it was too in-depth for a 6 yr old, but I will definitely use it as a read aloud in a few years!
Dayna Smith
Egyptian history is explored in a very readable fashion. From Cheops to Rameses the Second we learn about the life and times of one of the world's oldest civilizations. A fantastic non-fiction read for young readers interested in mummies and ancient Egypt. Enough pictures to be interesting, but not enough to make this a picture book.
Carol
Random notes:
"Good God" Pharaoh Cheops
"His Majesty Herself" Queen Hatshepsut 1505-1484 BC — a beautiful woman who stole the throne from a child. One day she donned the dress of a pharaoh, put a square-cut false beard on and ascended the throne. She was the first woman to rule over the Nile.
Bob Snook
Very interesting reading. The pharaohs were very powerful kings. This book is only 213 pages long on my iPad so I was able to read in one day. I would definitely recommend it if you enjoy history. I really learned a lot.
Erik
This appears to be a very good, middle-school-level book on Egypt. I did not read the whole thing, but the first few chapters were very enlightening, and Ian was interested enough to read chunks of it just for pleasure.
Elena
Very readable, enjoyable history as story. Great read-aloud for my history class, full of the mystery and politics of Ancient Egypt.
Sariah
I love Ancient Egypt and this definitely reminded me that I do. Egypt and her cycles are plain to see in this book! sm
Nickie
Informative and seems well written. Landmarks books are worth reading I have found so far in my limited life.
Erin
highly recommended for 6th grade on up if you're interested in or studying Ancient History.
Ian
This book has a lot of information.
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