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Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals

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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.

Author: Donna Napoli
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Published: 10/22/2013
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.60lbs
Size: 11.80h x 9.10w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781426313806
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.6
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 163614 / Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2013
Publishers Weekly 09/30/2013
Booklist 10/01/2013 pg. 51
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books 11/15/2013 pg. 81
School Library Journal 12/01/2013 pg. 148
Shelf Awareness 12/03/2013
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2014 pg. 104
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
DONNA JO NAPOLI is professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, mother of five, grandmother of five, and the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. While her undergraduate major was mathematics and her graduate work was in linguistics, she has a profound love of mythology, folklore, and fairy tales. CHRISTINA BALIT is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. An award-winning dramatist and illustrator, Christina has painted more than 20 children's books, including Blodin and the Beast by Michael Morpurgo, Zoo in the Sky, The Planet Gods, The Lion Bible, National Geographic's Treasury of Greek Mythology, and National Geographic's Treasury Egyptian Mythology. Her author titles include Escape From Pompeii, Atlantis, The Legend of the Lost City, and An Arabian Home. Her plays include Woman With Upturned Skirt, The Sentence, and Needle (winner of the Brave New Role award).

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