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Bess and the Sphinx Hardcover – September, 1967


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.; 1st edition (September 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0027194205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0027194203
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,494,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By LME on March 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Bess And The Sphinx is the semi-autobiographical account of the author's travels in Egypt as a young girl. The year is 1899 so her travel experiences are radically different from those of our era. After sailing on a great ocean liner and touring Western Europe, the story concentrates on Egypt through a little girl's eyes. Actually, the travel experiences of Bess and her family are worth the read, just by themselves. It is quite well-written, but in a gentler style. There are biblical references at times and a general Christian overtone.

Read-aloud for K-5 and independent read for grades 2-5. I could easily give this a 4.5* rating as it was a very good book.
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