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This book features a beautifully illustrated collection of marvelous stories retold from classic legends and ancient mythology. The tales are lively, well-written versions that make the drama and excitement of each story accessible to children of all ages.
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Jacqueline Morley studied English at Oxford University. She has taught English and History and has a special interest in history of everyday life. She has written numerous children's books about work, play, fashion, and daily life, past and present, and has won the Times Educational Supplement Book Award. Giovanni Caselli was born near Florence and now lives in Malta. He has illustrated over 100 books. He won the Anderson Award in 1993. He also works as an author, and trained in Milan to become an editor.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-A remarkably readable collection of 11 stories based on ancient temple inscriptions, hieroglyphic texts, and tomb paintings. Morley's introduction prepares readers for a journey through Egypt's land of myth. The creation tale of Ra, explanations of the moon's phases and of how mummies came to be, and the story of the first pyramid are just some of the stories included. Details of Egyptian life are carefully woven into the tales without becoming burdensome. The style is engaging, leading readers through deserts and mysterious waters. Each spread is bordered by decoratively painted Egyptian columns; tiny, boxed pictures of people appear at the top of each page. In addition, there is at least one full-color illustration per spread. One minor quibble-the Egyptians on these pages are surprisingly light skinned. This book contains many of the same stories found in Geraldine Harris's Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology (Peter Bedrick, 1992), but Morley's retellings are easier to read. The fresh, accessible storytelling style makes this a fine choice.
Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Aloha, OR
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Book Description Peter Bedrick, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Giovanni Casselli (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0872265897
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