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    The Star-bearer: A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt (Paperback) By (author) Dianne Hofmeyr, Illustrated by Jude Daly


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    DescriptionIn the beginning, nothing moves in the inky silence...until the golden godchild Atum gradually unfolds from a lotus bud. From him come the gods of the air and rain and their children - Geb, god of Earth, and Nut, goddess of the sky. Geb and Nut are inseparable. They clasp one another and share whispered secrets, leaving no space between the sky and the earth for Atum to continue creating. So Atum has no choice but to have them forcibly separated, leaving Geb enraged and Nut sad and lonely...The beautiful story that follows explains, according to Ancient Egyptian beliefs, how day, night and the starry universe were first created.

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    The Star-bearer
    A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dianne Hofmeyr, Illustrated by Jude Daly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 269 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780711216631
    ISBN 10: 0711216630

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: TRD, F5+
    BIC subject category V2: YFJ
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AF
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    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KHJ
    BIC subject category V2: YQRN
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    DC21: 299.31
    BISAC V2.8: JNF049000, JUV022000
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
    Publication date
    01 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    DIANNE HOFMEYR grew up in Gordon's Bay, South Africa. She graduated as an art teacher in Cape Town and has written five teenage novels. In 1995 she won the M-Net Award for Fiction and in 1996 one of her novels was selected as an IBBY Honours book. JUDE DALY was born in London and emigrated to South Africa as a young child. She went to art college in Cape Town, and now lives there with her husband, the writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their two sons.
    Review quote
    "Exquisitely illustrated... an entrancing tale for seven- to nine-year-olds." The Sunday Telegraph