From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-This question-and-answer book on ancient Egypt is sort of interesting, but it doesn't provide enough information for reports. Also, some of the cartoon illustrations and accompanying quips, while entertaining, skirt answering the questions fully, and the humor often misdirects the factual material. Steels explains that other deities besides Sebek were represented by animals, but that "Osiris and Isis were luckier. They were shown as a great king and queen." "Luckier" is the author's (not the Egyptians') take on the matter, but readers might not make this differentiation. These are subtle biases, but ones that make the book better as a supplement to other resources than a stand-alone reference.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries.