Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Godesses Monsters & Mortals

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Godesses Monsters & Mortals

Hardback National Geographic Kids

By (author) Donna Jo Napoli, Illustrated by Christina Balit

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  • Publisher: National Geographic Kids
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 300mm x 23mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1426313802
  • ISBN 13: 9781426313806
  • Illustrations note: Throughout
  • Sales rank: 92,088

Product description

This is a tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. Now, the voice of lyrical storyteller, Donna Jo Napoli, and the lavis artwork of Christina Balit bring these classic stories to life for young readers in the 21st century.

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Author information

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. Her website is

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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