The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle

Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt

Author: Claudia Logan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374323356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Search for the secrets of a hidden tomb It is 1924, two years after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Readers are invited to join a young boy, Will Hunt, as he and his family become part of an archaeological team led by world-famous Egyptologist Dr. George Reisner. Based on actual records of Reisner’s history-making dig, Giza 7000X, this strikingly original picture book uses journal entries, funny postcards, and quirky cartoons to pull readers into an ancient unsolved mystery. Luminous paintings of the pyramids, informative sidebars and inventive collages, including authentic documents and archival photographs, help provide information and clues. When a secret tomb is uncovered, readers, along with Will, put together clues to discover: Whose tomb is this? Why was it hidden? And how can a mummy be missing from a sealed tomb? This illuminating book invites readers to participate in the process of archaeology as it provides a rare glimpse into the true stories that exist behind the objects in museums. The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Egypt

Author: Philip Steele

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435851730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4733

Presents a general history of the cultural and social aspects of Ancient Egypt, in a book that also provides readers with instructions for creating such related craft projects as a miniature pyramid, a canopic jar, and a water clock.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Egyptian Diary

The Journal of Nakht, Young Scribe

Author: Richard Platt

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076367849X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4109

What was it like to be an aspiring young scribe in Egypt, circa 1500 BC? Picture it through the eyes of nine-year-old Nakht, who has just moved with his family to bustling Memphis, where his father has a prestigious new job. As Nakht takes up his own (often boring) lessons, little does he know that he and his sister, Tamyt, will soon stumble upon a sinister plot involving the robbing of nearby tombs — and will actually catch the high-ranking mastermind at a banquet inside their own house! As a reward, the siblings are invited to the royal palace in Thebes to meet none other than King Hatshepsut, whom they are shocked to discover is a woman — one of few female kings in ancient Egyptian history. Brimming with lively, detailed illustrations and bolstered with endnotes, a timeline, and a glossary, this newest tale from the author of CASTLE DIARY and PIRATE DIARY is sure to stir readers' interest in one of the most fascinating eras in history.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

We're Sailing Down the Nile

A Journey Through Egypt

Author: Laurie Krebs,Anne Wilson

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 1846860407

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2029

Climb aboard the river boat! We re sailing down the Nile. We ll visit Abu Simbel in just a little while.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs

A Book About Ancient Egypt

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316092568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 8823

Provides an overview of life in ancient Egypt, describing the people, daily activities, beliefs and customs, and what has been learned from artifacts left behind.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Year of the Hyenas

A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt

Author: Brad Geagley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743277422

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2575

Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power. It is at once a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, complex, and sophisticated society, reminiscent of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings in its wonderful detail and feel for the past, and a fast-paced detective story that reads like the best of twenty-first-century thrillers. From the oldest known court transcripts in history, Egyptologists have long known about the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale. In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event -- a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees -- as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating as the distant civilization it resurrects. At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detective half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior toward the great, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth. Hard-bitten, deeply flawed, he is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an insignificant murder of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to inform him, however, that they don't expect him to solve the case. In fact, they don't want him to. But Semerket is not so easily fooled, and this is hardly an "insignificant" murder. As he delves deeper for the elusive truth, he uncovers a web of corruption so vast that it threatens the life of the last great Pharaoh, Ramses III, and the stability of the kingdom. Even worse, uncovering the conspiracy means more than just putting his own life on the line -- for, unbeknownst to Semerket, his adored ex-wife Naia has fallen afoul of those who would bring down the reign of Ramses, and he soon finds himself having to choose between saving her and saving Egypt.... Merging historical fact and speculation with a nail-biting crime story that could be taking place in the present, Year of the Hyenas is a riveting and remarkable achievement.
Posted in Fiction

Curriculum Connections for Tree House Travelers for Grades K-4

Author: Jane Berner,Sabrina Minser,Helen Burkart Presser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586832816

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 2719

Provides curriculum ideas, reproducible activities, and annotations for Web sites and books that follow the first four books in the Magic Tree House series.
Posted in Education

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary, Multicultural Approach, Seventh Edition

Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478628901

Category: Education

Page: 649

View: 8836

The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.
Posted in Education

Gotcha for Guys!

Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583110

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 3751

Arranged in different categories, describes various nonfiction books that would interest middle school boys.
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Threat to Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612287565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2360

Ancient Egypt has always fascinated people. Pyramids from that civilization still tower hundreds of feet into the air. Museums featuring mummies attract large crowds. Countless numbers of tourists flock to Egypt to view historical sites that date back thousands of years. These historical sites are in danger today. Some of the reasons are natural. For example, sandstorms rip across the desert, acting like sandpaper on the stone monuments. Others, such as air pollution and flooding, are the result of human activity. People have also broken into the ancient sites and stolen the treasures inside. Many people are concerned about losing these ancient treasures. Find out what they are doing to stamp out the dangers that threaten the priceless reminders of Egypt’s glorious past.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 531

View: 6862

Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Pepi and the Secret Names

Help Pepi Crack the Hieroglyphic Code

Author: Jill Walsh

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781845078737

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4967

Prince Dhutmose has commanded a splendid tomb to be built for his final journey to the Land of the Dead. Pepi's father is to decorate it, but how can he paint the unimaginable ? the Lions of the Horizon, the terrible gods Horus the Hawk and Sebek the crocodile, and Mertseger the deadly Winged Cobra? Pepi decides to find real-life models for his father, using his knowledge of secret names. In this enthralling, magically illustrated story, young readers can solve the secret names for themselves, using a simple hieroglyphics key to enter the mysterious world of ancient Egypt.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs

The Story of the Rosetta Stone and the Race to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: Carol Donoughue

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195218503

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5365

Explains how the hieroglyphic writing system of the ancient Egyptians began and how the discovery of the Rosetta stone helped break its code.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Peregrine's Journey

A Story of Migration

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 0988330342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7152

The Peregrine’s Journey vividly describes one of the most remarkable feats in the animal kingdom. Beginning in Alaska and ending two months later in Argentina, the peregrine falcon’s annual migration is an 8,000-mile flight across the Americas. This beautifully illustrated book allows young readers to follow one bird on its journey. Based on the actual migration of a real bird that was tracked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the book is filled with amazing facts about the bird’s diet, habits, and navigational abilities, as well as stunning views of the many habitats the peregrine visits along the way.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Seeker of Knowledge

The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: James Rumford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547530741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5220

In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge. James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion’s adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Joyce Milton

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448419763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1657

Children can create hieroglypic messages and "works of art" while learning about the pictograms of Ancient Egypt. Full-color illustrations highlight information about the symbols that have been found on mummy cases, scrolls, and tomb walls.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Great Wonder

Author: Annabelle Howard,Stephen Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568993508

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 837

While on a field trip to Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, Kevin imagines himself taking part in the final stage of the construction of the Great Pyramid near the Egyptian town of Giza more than 4000 years ago.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

In the Time of Noah

Author: Nathan D. Wilson

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 9781591280453


Page: 32

View: 9985

Before the Flood, there was a world dominated by giants, bloodthirsty and merciless. God was grieved. He would judge the world. But He would also save the world. Nathan Wilson and Peter Bentley again unite to chronicle the history of Noah's obedience, from the building of the ark and the taming of the beasts, to the grounding at Ararat and the promise of the rainbow. Ages 4 and up.
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The Sphinx Mystery

The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis

Author: Robert Temple

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778841

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 2937

A book that verifies the existence of secret underground chambers beneath the Sphinx and demonstrates its origins as the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis • Includes an anthology of eyewitness accounts from early travelers who explored the secret chambers before they were sealed in 1926 • Reveals that the Sphinx was originally carved as a monumental crouching Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god of the necropolis Shrouded in mystery for centuries, the Sphinx of Giza has frustrated many who have attempted to discover its original purpose. Accounts exist of the Sphinx as an oracle, as a king’s burial chamber, and as a temple for initiation into the Hermetic Mysteries. Egyptologists have argued for decades about whether there are secret chambers underneath the Sphinx, why the head-to-body ratio is out of proportion, and whose face adorns it. In The Sphinx Mystery, Robert Temple addresses the many mysteries of the Sphinx. He presents eyewitness accounts, published over a period of 281 years, of people who saw the secret chambers and even went inside them before they were sealed in 1926--accounts that had been forgotten until the author rediscovered them. He also describes his own exploration of a tunnel at the rear of the Sphinx, perhaps used for obtaining sacred divinatory dreams. Robert Temple reveals that the Sphinx was originally a monumental Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god, and that its face is that of a Middle Kingdom Pharaoh, Amenemhet II, which was a later re-carving. In addition, he provides photographic evidence of ancient sluice gate traces to demonstrate that, during the Old Kingdom, the Sphinx as Anubis sat surrounded by a moat filled with water--called Jackal Lake in the ancient Pyramid Texts--where religious ceremonies were held. He also provides evidence that the exact size and position of the Sphinx were geometrically determined in relation to the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren and that it was part of a pharaonic resurrection cult.
Posted in History

School Library Journal


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Publisher: N.A


Category: School libraries

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