by Nancy Honovich
I loved how the information is presented in small sections that would keep a child’s attention, and make it easy to read. Each two-page spread focuses on a category of Egyptian life: inventions, government, religion and temples, women rulers, games and art, food and trade, royal life, beauty and fashion, weapons and soldiers, the Nile river, and of course mummies and pyramids, along with a dozen other fascinating subjects.
The photographs and illustrations are wonderfully colorful and bright, engaging the eye and perfectly illustrating the factoids on every page. The photographs really show the scale of the giant pyramids, and the beauty of the hieroglyphs and art. And the illustrations demonstrate how ancient Egyptians lived and worked and dressed.
The historic information gives a lot of specific details about strange customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. I was fascinated with the bizarre manners and habits of such a beautiful culture.
There is a helpful timeline in the back of the book, to help you keep track of the many rulers and pharaohs. There is also a glossary explaining the peculiar ancient words like “scarab”, “sakia” (a water wheel), and “shaduf” (a pole with a bucket on one end).
I enjoyed reading this book so much, and I know it would spark the curiosity of any reader, young or old, and inspire them to delve even further into the wonders of history!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.