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Children's Nonfiction Ancient

Egyptian Diary

The Journal of Nakht

by (author) Richard Platt

illustrated by David Parkins

Publisher
Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Category
Ancient, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, Africa
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780763670542
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $9.50

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

"A fresh, lively voice. . . . Replete with details of daily life." — Kirkus Reviews

The year is 1464 BC, and Nakht’s family is moving to the city of Memphis. Nakht, who is studying to be a scribe, keeps a journal of the many sights and sounds of the bustling city — temples and pyramids, cargo ships, a hippopotamus hunt, even a tomb robbery. Presented as a lively diary, here is an invitation for readers to witness firsthand what life was like for one boy in Egypt 3,500 years ago.

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Phyllis Root is the author of BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD and many other award-winning books for children. She says, " Aunt Nancy is my grandmothers and aunts — women who never let the world get the better of them — all rolled into one." She lives in Minneapolis.
David Parkins has illustrated numerous books for children, including WEBSTER J. DUCK by Martin Waddell and Egyptian Diary by Richard Platt. He lives in Lincoln, England. C

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