Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs by Gail Gibbons
A Book About Ancient Egypt

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Provides an overview of life in ancient Egypt, describing the people, daily activities, beliefs and customs, and what has been learned from artifacts left behind.

About Gail Gibbons

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Gail Gibbons has written and illustrated more than one hundred informational books that delight and inform young readers. A talented writer who turns fact into entertainment, she has traveled the world to research topics as diverse as deep-sea submersibles, the Old West, varieties of trees, and more. Book Links magazine praised her body of work saying, "?It encourages children to explore new areas of interest, learn more about familiar topics, and connect with others through the sharing of common experience and the excitement of new learning." Gail Gibbons has been awarded the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children's nonfiction.Gail Gibbons divides her time between a cottage on Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine and a farmhouse in Vermont built by her husband.
Published June 1, 2004 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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The lure of ancient Egypt is a strong one, and it’s not unreasonable to want to bring a book on the subject to primary graders—but it’s a highly complex subject, and to tackle everything in one picture book is a tall order that leads to such unsupportable statements as, “Everyone cared greatly ho...

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