The Little Hippo A Children's Book Inspired by Egyptian Art by Geraldine Elschner
  

Synopsis

The Little Hippo A Children's Book Inspired by Egyptian Art by Geraldine Elschner

To the ancient Egyptians, the hippopotamus was one of the most dangerous animals in their world. The huge creatures were a hazard for small fishing boats and other river craft. But in this delightful story, a young boy befriends a little hippo and together they live out their days along the banks of the Nile. After many years, when the boy's life comes to an end, the hippo finds himself in a strange world populated with deserts, cities, forests and finally a museum where he is reunited with his friends. Early Egyptian civilization has long been a source of curiosity and fascination for children. Through this simple, moving, and beautifully illustrated story young readers will discover how and why the hippopotamus was such an important figure in that ancient world.

Reviews

An educational storybook that not only demonstrates the strength that can be gained from family and friends, but also instructs children about Egypt and archaeology . . . Provides a joyful lesson by bringing ancient relics to life. -- Arts & Activities

About the Author

Geraldine Elschner is the author of nearly 30 books for children, including Where is the Frog? The Cat and the Bird and Funny Machines for George the Sheep (all Prestel). She lives in Germany. Anja C. Klauss has studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. She has illustrated several children's books.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Geraldine Elschner
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Publication date

21st August 2014

ISBN

9783791371672


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