Treasury of Egyptian Mythology Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals by Donna Jo Napoli
  

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals

Written by Donna Jo Napoli
Illustrated by Christina Balit

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Synopsis

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals by Donna Jo Napoli

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.

Reviews

Named a 2014 Notable Children's Book by the Association for Library Service to Children Sumptuous of format, magisterial of content, stimulating for heart and mind both. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review Mythological beings emerge as fully formed characters through equally powerful storytelling and images. --Publishers Weekly, starred review In this exemplary book of folklore, Napoli introduces young readers to Egyptian mythology with vivid language and illustration and anchors the tales in intriging and research-supported interpretation. --Association for Library Service to Children Resplendent illustrations heighten reader interest in the Egyptian mythological creation stories contained in this oversized anthology. --Library Media Connection

About the Author

DONNA JO NAPOLI is professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, mother of five, grandmother of five, and the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. While her undergraduate major was mathematics and her graduate work was in linguistics, she has a profound love of mythology, folklore, and fairy tales. CHRISTINA BALIT is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. An award-winning dramatist and illustrator, Christina has painted more than 20 children's books, including Blodin and the Beast by Michael Morpurgo, Zoo in the Sky, The Planet Gods, The Lion Bible, National Geographic's Treasury of Greek Mythology, and National Geographic's Treasury Egyptian Mythology. Her author titles include Escape From Pompeii, Atlantis, The Legend of the Lost City, and An Arabian Home. Her plays include Woman With Upturned Skirt, The Sentence, and Needle (winner of the Brave New Role award).

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Format

Hardback
192 pages

Author

Donna Jo Napoli
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Publisher

National Geographic Kids

Publication date

22nd October 2013

ISBN

9781426313806


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