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I Wonder Why the Pyramids Were Built: and Other Questions about Egypt Hardcover – August 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: I Wonder Why
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; 1st American ed edition (August 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856975509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856975506
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Children's Literature
answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries. 
 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christine E. Margulies on December 28, 2011
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Fantastic approach to introducing science facts in small units that are easy to read and understand. Love the whole series. Note: If looking to buy more than one book, note that they are now being produced in two sizes...
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By Antigone on June 16, 2014
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Our grandson who is 6 really likes the book and now he can read it himself.
Good price too; go for it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Realistic illustrations and clear text not only explain the pyramids and embalmment, but also show people going about their everyday lives.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 2000
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Thsi was agreat book, it told about the Egyotian people of the early years of civilization lived their lives. It will give you facts like why the Egyptians shoes wore out and how they built their graves. This is a great book if you are interested about the Egypian style of life.
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