The experts at National Geographic know how the timeless tales of Egyptian gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals have captivated generations of children. Now the fresh voice of lyrical storyteller Donna Jo Napoli and the lavish artwork of Christina Balit bring these classic stories to life for young readers in the 21st century.
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 multi-media 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.
About the Author
DONNA JO NAPOLI is professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, mother of five, grandmother of two, and the author of more than seventy 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.
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
Series: National Geographic Kids (Hardcover)
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 22nd October 2013
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 23.9 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.16