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Children's Nonfiction Africa

History News: The Egyptian News

by (author) Scott Steedman

illustrated by Various

Publisher
Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2009
Category
Africa, Africa, Ancient
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780763641986
    Publish Date
    Mar 2009
    List Price
    $9.00

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

"These entertaining, deftly organized books will make terrific light-hearted additions to curriculum units on ancient civilizations." — Publishers Weekly

Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had daily newspapers? And they were amusing and compellingly informative? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, kid-friendly format.

Greetings, honored guest. Ancient Egypt is a land of fascinating stories, age-old mysteries, ingenious inventions, proud queens, and boy-kings. Hear of our lives in The Egyptian News. Find out who built the first pyramid — and why. Learn the secret art of embalming mummies. Discover the dangerous sport of hippo hunting and much, much more — all in The Egyptian News!
Back matter includes a time line, an index, and a list of famous pharaohs.

About the authors

Scott Steedman is an editor, writer and publishing consultant, and an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, he has worked in publishing since 1987, in the UK, France and Canada.

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Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed children's books, including Ticket to Curlew (winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award), Berta: A Remarkable Dog (nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, Horn Book starred review) and Stories form the Life of Jesus (Publisher's Weekly starred review). She wrote Home Is Beyond the Mountains after hearing her mother's stories about growing up in Persia and after reading letter's written by Celia's aunt, Susan Shedd. Born in Iowa and raised in the United States, Celia now lives in Toronto.

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