Reviews for Ancient Egypt : Beyond the Pyramids

School Library Journal Reviews 2012 April

Gr 3-5--Four sequential chapters outlining the history of each civilization are introduced by a "you-are-there" anecdote: a chariot race at the Olympic Games, the opening of King Tut's tomb, a caravan traveling the Silk Road. Short sections, informative captions, fact boxes, and highlighted definitions offer readers a variety of access points. Illustrations are from a variety of sources and eras, and photographs of objects and sites give readers an idea of what has endured from each ancient culture.--Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

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