Seeker of Knowledge

Seeker of Knowledge

4.09 (328 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.09 (328 ratings by Goodreads)
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In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt's ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion's dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge.
James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion's adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 279 x 216 x 3mm | 172.37g
  • Houghton Mifflin Juvenile Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations
  • 0618333452
  • 9780618333455
  • 9,167

Review quote

A tale of heroic perseverance and discovery. . . . As adept with his pen as he is with his watercolor brush, Rumford etches his lucid prose with lyrical descriptions. Publishers Weekly

An engaging introduction to a timeless topic

School Library Journal

Expect this title to perform double duty among Egypt buffs who read for pleasure and social studies teachers on the prowl for fresh, classroom-friendly material. --The Bulletin (4/00) The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books --
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328 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 37% (120)
4 44% (145)
3 13% (43)
2 3% (11)
1 3% (9)
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