Who Built the Pyramid? by Meredith Hooper

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A truly egalitarian look at how a real pyramid was built.

Who DID build the pyramid? In this innovative nonfiction title, everyone
from the mighty king to the lowly water carrier claims to have built this
massive monument. And whether you’re asking the high priest or the stone mason, each person has a good reason to claim credit for a real pyramid that was built more than four thousand years ago. With lively text and bold illustrations, Meredith Hooper and Robin Heighway-Bury create an unusual, carefully researched look at one of the wonders of ancient Egypt. Meredith Hooper has worked with Egyptologists at the British Museum in London and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to create this story—and fact-filled endnotes provide even more fascinating information.
 

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Meredith Hooper uses the storybook form in WHO BUILT THE PYRAMID? to make the latest research accessible for a young audience. Meredith Hooper is an historian by training and the author of many books, ranging in subject from Antarctica to aviation, from the history of water to the history of inventions.Robin Heighway-Bury has been illustrating for sixteen years but this is his first book for children. Robin Heighway-Bury lives in London, and found inspiration for his illustrations for WHO BUILT THE PYRAMID? at the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum, which is just a short distance from his studio.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published August 6, 2001 by Walker Books Ltd. 37 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Arts & Photography.

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/ I built the pyramid.” One full-bleed, double-page spread highlights each contributor’s efforts, the stylized, blocky human figures in terra-cotta, against terra-cotta sand, white stone, and turquoise sky.

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