Treasury of Egyptian Mythology : Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals Hardback
Illustrated by Christina Balit
Part of the Mythology series
The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life.
The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination.
Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt.
With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: National Geographic Kids
- Publication Date: 22/10/2013
- Category: Traditional
- ISBN: 9781426313806
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Review by reynolds2
My favorite story was that of the Great Nile. I had learned of the great assets of the Nile to those that lived around it in school, but I either had not remembered or realized the vastness of it's importance! One of my favorite pieces of trivia I learned is that fishermen would sometimes tie a string around a birds neck as it flew over the Nile catching fish. If the fish were small the bird could swallow it. If it were a big fish it would have to return to the fishermen for help who would then keep the fish for themselves but give a good sized piece to the bird for it's labors. What a clever idea and interesting piece of information!