Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs (Paperback)
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"A brisk dash through Egyptian myth and history." — Kirkus Reviews
In this retelling of nine tales of ancient Egypt, Marcia Williams uses her signature comicstrip style to capture the rich mythology and early history of this great civilization. Rami, Ra’s beloved cat, highlights Egypt’s many cultural and technological advances along the way. An instantly engaging, accessible introduction to an ancient civilization, this collection of stories is sure to fascinate and inspire young Egyptologists.
About the Author
Marcia Williams has written and illustrated many books in her highly successful and entertaining comic strip style. Among her many retellings are CHAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES, CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS, MORE TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE. Marcia Williams lives in London.
Several stories from ancient Egypt are exuberantly retold in this picture book for older readers...Williams infuses her retellings with a great deal of humor, and nearly every page includes an array of subtle jokes that are delightfully extended in her entertaining, often cheeky illustrations, which blend two distinct but compatible styles, those of comic books and Egyptian tomb paintings.
Expressive postures, smiling faces, and playful interactions among [the gods and pharaohs] keep readers scouring the pages for every little joke.
—School Library Journal
A sure-footed and mischievous vision of these seminal stories.
Ranging from Egyptian myths told in compelling graphic-novel style to an irresistibly tactile pyramid-shaped volume to a tomb-exploring book of mazes, these enticing offerings are sure to reel in readers.
—Curriculum Connections (SLJ e-newsletter)