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Adventures in Ancient Egypt (The Good Times Travel Agency) Paperback – September 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: The Good Times Travel Agency
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550745484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550745481
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-In these picture books, twins Josh and Emma Binkerton and their younger sister Libby are transported back in time after opening a travel guide about a specific historical period at the creepy, ramshackle Good Times Travel Agency, and the only way to get home is to read the book cover to cover. Each page features the siblings' ongoing story, cartoonlike illustrations with dialogue balloons, and yellowed guidebook pages that provide basic background information about the period. The stories are full of slapstick, but hold together well and involve readers. Though the plots are contrived to tie into the guidebooks, they don't seem forced and the flow is good. The guides are written in a breezy style, paying just enough attention to the grosser aspects of each civilization to help maintain interest. Slavin's sunny pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are packed with details. Kids are sure to devour these lively books.
Donna L. Scanlon, Lancaster Area Library, PA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Gr. 2-5. In this first book in the Good Times Travel Agency series, which depends heavily on cartoon illustrations, the Binkerton twins, Josh and Emma, and little sister Libby stumble into a peculiar travel agency. The strange owner encourages the children to peruse his dusty, old travel guides, and no sooner does Josh open a book about ancient Egypt than the three children are transported back in time. It's 2500 B.C, and they're knee-deep in the Nile, with no chance of returning home until they've read every word of the book. A variety of adventures ensues, including encounters with crocodiles, tomb robbers, and angry soldiers. Bailey delivers not only a fast-paced story but also a fun way to convey information about Egyptian lifestyles, religion, and schools, and, of course, the pyramids and mummies. The busy cartoon illustrations support both the fiction and the facts. Shelley Townsend-Hudson
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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My six year old daughter and I loved this book.
Donna J. Doak
This was an amusing and informative way to learn about Vikings.
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I got this book along with several others for my first grader.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lara Croft on October 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
I got this book along with several others for my first grader. We homeschool and are studying Ancient Egypt. We loved this book! This was by far my son's favorite. It is easy to find "photos and facts" types of book on Egypt, but this one adds a bit of fiction and adventure to the mix. It is kind of like the Magic Tree House books, but in a picture book format. The book is an adventure story with factual information listed at the bottom of each page (I guess sort of like Magic School Bus type books too). I will definitely be checking out the others in this series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donna J. Doak on September 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
I agree with the previous review that this book was similar to the Magic Treehouse series, but I think this book was even better than those. My six year old daughter and I loved this book. We planned on splitting it up over two nights of reading, but got so involved in the story that we read the whole book in one sitting! Super imformative and the story was woven well into the Ancient Egypt facts!! We read this as part of a homeschool lesson, but any kid who is interested in Ancient Egypt would be thrilled with this story!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TMG on January 31, 2010
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I checked out the Vikings book of this series from the library when my son was in kindergarten. This was an amusing and informative way to learn about Vikings. I have since purchased Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, and Adventures in the Ice Age.

These are well-written, well-drawn books that will give my son years of enjoyment and I recommend them for any bookshelf!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NK on August 12, 2011
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My 7 year old loves this book. It's education and engaging. It is a bit long, but she seems to enjoy it very much. I love that she's learning something while reading it.
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By J J Hillgrandmajoy on December 26, 2012
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This series of books Good Times Travel Agency is written and formatted in such a way that the children really enjoy the topic.
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