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Awesome Egyptians (Horrible Histories TV Tie-in) Paperback – May 4, 2009

4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
Book 6 of 11 in the Horrible Histories Series

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Product Details

  • Series: Horrible Histories TV Tie-in
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; Media tie-in edition (May 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407104861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407104867
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,741,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my son who is an avid reader of anything Egyptian and he devoured it happily. He found the interesting facts hard to resist and shared them with all of us. As a professional historian, I usually eschew things like this but I found it engaging when I read it. This is the type of book that homeshcooling parents love because it encourages a reluctant reader to learn and it cements the learning of one who is motivated. I highly recommend it.
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By A Customer on June 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
I liked it.I think Terry Dreary is a good writer, he makes his books funny but you also learn alot. I want to get all the other Horrible Histories now.
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A Kid's Review on September 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
The Awesome Egyptians tells you about the people who lived an awesome two thousand years before the Greeks and Romans! It tells you fearful facts about the mighty Mummys' experiences. Did you know that King Pepy II ruled from age 9 to age over 100 - longer than any other Egyptian king? Did you know that King Sneferu invited twenty of his wives to row along the palace lake and entertain him? It was going well when one wife dropped her hair clip in the water. She sulked and refused to go on. The King pleaded. She refused. Finally King Sneferu had to order the court magician to find it. An ancient story says that he folded one half of the lake on top of the other, and found the hair clip.

Awesome story, huh? Anyway, I give this book an awesome FIVE star rating - that's as high as I can get! I recommend you buy this book.

William Cuddy - age 8 years
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Format: Paperback
My sister likes history and Egypt. I don't. Once I was really bored, so I took this book off my sister's bed and started reading it. I LOVED IT! The author makes the book so interusting! It has little things that are like comics in it, and they are halarious! Great book for anyone!
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Format: Paperback
I was introduced to these books in my late teens. While they are intended for a younger crowd, those who might not be so keen on idea of schooling and learning about "boring `ole history" ... this defiantly lightens up anyones attitude on the subject. It's humorous, factual, and provides critical thinking/understanding to a culture form long ago. The cartoon companions are highly entertaining! As well as the, this-is-how-it-was-there-is-no-point-lying-to-you attitude of the writing. Of course, once you've become addicted to one, the others will somehow find they way onto your bookshelf...
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By A Customer on August 20, 2001
Format: Library Binding
This book, as well as all other books in the Horrible Histories series, are excellent books for children that are interested in learning about Ancient cultures. The book features several comics, pictures, and activities that refer the the life of Egyptians. For example, it contains recipes for Egyptian bread as well as games that Egyptian children played. The book makes learning fun and easy, and I highly recommend it for any child's reference shelf or for history teachers.
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10 year old user review:

"I thought this was a really good book, except it got kind of disgusting in some parts. It is supposed to be historically accurate though, so, I am mainly glad I didn't live in Egypt thousands of years ago."
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A Kid's Review on October 26, 2004
Format: Paperback
I got this book from my public library whaen I was just 10, and have fallen in love with the whole series. I also have subscribed to the HH Mag collection and it is amazing! I loved this book because it told you the truth and doesnt mess about with dates and stuff. I mean... they are there, but no-one emphasises the point that you have to remember them. Loved it alot and I hope this review was helpful!
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