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100 FACTS: GLADIATORS
by Rupert Matthews. Wonderful color photos, drawings, and a few B&W movie stills and photos. Condition: NEW 2010 Miles Kelly (UK) large soft cover, first printing. Content: Prepare to do battle with the finest warriors of ancient Rome. Discover everything you need to know about gladiators with this brilliant book. One hundred facts, fantastic images, and fun cartoons reveal all aspects of gladiatorial life, while quizzes test your knowledge. Get reading? Excellent book!. Junior High and up. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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100 Facts Gladiators, Children's History

THE AESOP FOR CHILDREN
by Aesop. Great Milo Winter color illustrations. Condition: Gently pre-read 2006 Scholastic large soft cover, 2nd printing. Content: Originally published in 1919, the illustrations have lost none of their appeal - and the stories, of course, are considerably older. One hundred twenty-six best-loved fables of Aesop. Reviewer: "This is a more complete collection [than other books], the fables are more fully developed with rich language, and the beautiful illustrations set it above the rest." and "This collection of some of the most memorable of Aesop's Fables is written in clear and elegant prose, beautifully illustrated, and perfect for pleasure reading and instruction. We use it as part of our homeschooling writing exercises. Our daughter reads a story, rewrites it in her own words, and illustrates it. We discuss the saying that attends each story and also the phrases that have become the common property of all people, for example, "a wolf in sheeps clothing". I cannot say enough good things about this book. At its low price this must be one of the best bargains on the planet. Enough said." Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Aesop For Children

AESOP'S FABLES
beautiful, detailed color illustrations by Fulvio Testa. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1995 Harcourt Brace hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), fourth printing. Very light shelf wear. Book intended as a school supplemental book. Pale stamp inside front cover from the Barbara Jordan Library. Content: Twenty fables: The Old Lion and the Fox; Fox and the Stork; Wolf and His Shadow; Wolf and the Herron; Lion and the Boar; Lion, the Hare, and the Deer; Fox and the Grapes; Fox and the Crow; Lion and the Mouse; Hares and the Frogs; Tortoise and the Hare; Frog and the Ox; Dog and the Shell; Cicada and the Ants; Boar and the Fox; Little Bird and the Bat; Cat and the Mouse; Wolf and the Goat; Donkey and the Dog; Baby Crab and Her Mother. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Aesop's Fables, Fulvio Testa

ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Legend of a Warrior King
by Peter Crisp. Fully illustrated with detailed, historically accurate color drawings by Peter Dennis. Condition: NEW 2003 DK (London) large soft cover, first printing. Content: DK books titles employ the familiar format of double-page chapters accompanied by numerous annotated illustrations, fact boxes, photographs, drawings, and maps. Alexander tracks the campaign of the king to conquer the world. Life in the Macedonian Empire, the battles in Asia Minor and the Persian Empire, and the attempt to conquer India are included. The high-quality color photographs and drawings make each page eye-catching and interesting. Excellent history; wonderful graphics. [1 copy available.]
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Alexander the Great, DK Children's History

ANCIENT EGYPT (Eyewitness Expert)
by DK Publishing. Wonderful interactive color illustrations and projects. Condition: NEW 2007 DK "box of goodies" - first printing. Content: This is absolutely a treasure trove of goodies for the young Egyptologist! The box includes a book (hardcover with all color photos); a clip-art DVD; Expert files, a wall chart; maps, profile cards, and a model. Perfect for home schooling or for any classroom studying Ancient Egypt. Excellent!!! Ages 9+. Questions encouraged. [1 copy available.]
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DK Ancient Egypt interactive box, DK

ANCIENT EGYPT (Step Into the World of)
by Grandreams Books. Wonderful detailed color illustrations. Condition: NEW 2004 Grandreams (UK) hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: Mummies, tombs, treasures, kings and queens - enter the fascinating kingdom of ancient Egypt. Travel back in time to learn about the many bizarre beliefs and the interesting innovations of the ancient Egyptians. Witness their art, crafts and healing pactices. This illustrated book takes you on a virtual tour of the great pyramid-tombs and temples, the process of mummification and daily life in ancient Egypt. From all-important priests and pharaohs to sports and school life, this volume has informative write-ups as well as interesting Questions and answers, to unearth the age-old secets of the Egyptians. [1 copy available.]
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Step Into the World of Ancient Egypt

ANCIENT EGYPT REVEALED (DK Revealed Series)
by Peter Crisp. Fully illustrated with color photos & drawings. See-through mylar sheets (see below). Condition: NEW 2002 DK hardcover (pictorial boards) and DJ (with see-through sections - so no mylar jacket can be used), first American edition, first printing. Content: Gr. 4-8. DK's familiar combination of cross-sections, photos, drawings, and captions gives the effect of walking through a museum exhibit in this lavishly illustrated title. Traditionally rendered illustrations mix with computer graphics and transparent pages that allow the reader to peal away layers to reveal the inside of Tutankhamen's coffin (including the mummy's remains), an Egyptian work boat, and the great temple Abu Simbel. Each spread covers a different topic about life on the Nile, such as rulers and gods, warriors, notions of beauty, craftsmanship, methods of writing, techniques for building tombs, and mummification. The lively text includes a brief, exciting account of archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb. Full of information, this versatile book offers plenty of report material, as well as an appealing format for browsers. Ages 9 - 12 but adults will love, also. Excellent history; wonderful graphics. [1 copy left]
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DK Ancient Egypt Revealed

ANCIENT EGYPT (Make History series)
by Nancy Fister & Charlene Olexiewicz. Color illustratins by Elizabeth Stubbs. Color photos by Ann Bogart. Condition: Gently pre-read 1996 Lowell House soft cover, first printing. Light edge wear. No problem, just pre-read. Content: A text which shows how to make a range of authentic-looking crafts, jewellery and toys from ancient Egypt, revealing what everyday life was like for the ancient civilisation. Illustrated in full colour throughout. Detailed "how-to" drawings. Questions welcome. [1 copy left]
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Ancient Egypt - Children's Crafts

ANCIENT EGYPT (Ruth Heller's Designs for Coloring)
by Ruth Heller Trust. B&W detailed designs. Condition: NEW 1999 Grosset & Dunlap soft cover, no printing given. Content: Full-color cover and black-and-white interior illustrations by Ruth Heller Grab your markers, limber up your fingers, and get ready to color! These two new additions to Ruth Heller's best-selling series--featuring 31 intricate designs packed into each book--will keep amateur artists of all ages entertained for hours! The designs are printed on extra-heavy paper and are suitable for framing. Experience the decorative beauty and regal splendor of ancient Egypt in these ready-to-color designs of gods, pharaohs, and much more! Questions welcome. [1 copy left]
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Ancient Egypt, Designs for Coloring - Children's Crafts

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION (Turning Points in World History series)
edited by Brenda Stalcup. B&W maps & photos. Condition: NEW 2000 Greenhaven Press Trade Paperback, no printing given. Light edge wear. Content: A pithy and comprehensive book. Five chapters on the rise, royalty and religion, accomplishments, decline, and legacy of this ancient civilization are accompanied by a 14-page history of Egypt (with 2 maps), 23 reprints of primary-source documents, and reflective discussion questions. Several related asides are embedded in the chapters and six small illustrations add decoration and variety. The writing is clear and direct but the vocabulary is difficult. Overall, this is a good overview of ancient Egyptian culture, history, and events in a tight package. Grade 10 and up. [2 copies available]
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Ancient Egyptian Civilizations, Stalcup

ANCIENT GREECE (DK Eyewitness series)
by Anne Pearson. As per all DK books, the color photos, maps, and drawings are splendid and historically accurate. Condition: NEW 2002 DK soft cover, 6th printing. Content: This Eyewitness guide to the Ancient Greek world provides information on the mythical heroes and gods as well as the temples and statues still surviving today. Topics: Greek World; Minoan civilization; Mycenaran civilization; To Troy and Back; Greek Expansion; Athens, City of Athena; Power and politics in Athens; gods, goddesses, and heroes; Festivals and oracles; Temples; At home; Women's world; Growing up in Greece; Fun and Games; Wining and dining; a day out; Body beautiful; Clothes for comfort; Greek games; Wisdom and beauty; Vases and vessels; Farming, fishing and food; Crafts, travel and trade; Warfare; State of Sparta; Science and medicine; Death and afterlife; Alexander and Hellenistic age; Did You Know?; Who's Who; Find out more; Glossary; and Index. [1 copy available]
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Ancient Greece, DK Eyewitness

ANCIENT GREECE (DK Tales of the Dead series)
by Stewart Ross. As per all DK books, the color photos, maps, and drawings are splendid and historically accurate - by Inklink & Richard Bonson. Condition: NEW 2004 DK hard cover (pictorial boards, no DJ issued), first American edition, first printing. Content: Tales of the Dead: Ancient Greece is actually two books in one! It's a fact-packed reference work and a fast-paced fiction title seamlessly designed in a single volume. Young readers will love the exciting story of Greek society that snakes through the pages, the incredibly detailed illustrations, and the supporting non-fiction information that tells all the cool and sometimes grisly details of life in Ancient Greece. Ages 10+. [1 copy available]
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Ancient Greece, DK Tales of the Dead

ANCIENT IRAQ (Book & CD) [DK Eyewitness]
by Philip Steele. Beautiful, as always, color photos, maps, drawings plus some B&W artifact photos. Condition: NEW 2007 DK Eyewitness soft cover (with sealed CD), second printing. Content: Be an eyewitness to Ancient Iraq. Go back in time to between 3500 to 500 BC, and visit the 'land between two rivers'. Discover the birthplace of writing and farming and where the first great cities, states and empires rose; home to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the picture using the clip-art CD with over 100 amazing images to download. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate your room. Great for projects or just for fun, this fact-packed guide and CD will show and tell you everything you need to know about this ancient land and civilization. "I am a big fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There isn't a child that would be able to resist picking that up" Everything you have come to expect and love of a DK book. Perfect for homeschooling. Giant wallchart. Grade 6 to Adult. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ancient Iraq & Clipart CD, DK

ANCIENT ROME: The Pocket Timeline
by Katharine Wiltshire. Wonderful color photos and era drawings illustrate. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 2006 Oxford/British Museum hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Perused on the shelf and the fold-out makes the binding to appear loose - it isn't. Content: Discover ancient Rome, from its beginings as a tiny settlement on the River Tiber to its zenith as the greatest empire of the ancient world. The 12-page foldout is detailed with color drawings and dates. The chapters are short but describe all facets Roman life. Perfect supplement for homeschooling/public school classrooms. Grades 5+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ancient Rome Timeline

ANCIENT ROME: TALES OF THE DEAD: A History Book with a Difference
by Stewart Ross. Excellent color illustrations by Inklink and Richard Bronson.
Condition: NEW 2005 DK over-sized hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: This volume in the hybrid series focuses on life in ancient Rome as seen through the eyes of a family of Africans brought to the city as slaves. Most of the book is made up of DK's usual highly informative, well-illustrated factual descriptions. The edges of each spread tell the fictional story of the family in graphic-novel style. The nonfiction is engrossing, pulling readers into aspects of everyday life, with great cutaways of a variety of buildings and events. The story of a family torn apart, brought back together, and saved at the last moment is fairly unrealistic. Meet Juba, a North African soldier hit by an arrow while defending his village against Roman forces. Read on as his children are captured and sold as slaves before ending up in the place every slave dreads - the Colosseum. Follow the action and discover what it was really like to live in the time of the Roman Empire. A chilling, thrilling novel guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. [The graphics alone are typical of the DK excellence and can easily carry the novel.] Grades 3 and up. [2 copies available]
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Ancient Rome: Tales of the Dead, DK

THE ANCIENT WORLD: The Illustrated History Encyclopedia
by Charlotte Hurdman, Philip Steele, & Richard Tames. Beautiful color photos, maps, and historically accurate drawings illlustrate along with detailed "how-to" photos for making crafts associated with a historical division in the book. Condition: NEW 2003 Select Editions huge (8.5 x 11, 256 pages) and heavy (3 lb.) soft cover, first printing. Very light edge wear. Content: Discover what it was like to live in the Stone Age, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome - beginning with the Hunters, Gatherers. Over 800 historical photographs and illustrations evoke the past, plus maps and timelines. The achievements and everyday life of four cultures that shaped human history. Step-by-step projects for historical modesl, costumes and recipes to make at home or school. excellent! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ancient World, Illustrated History Encyclopedia, Children's History

THE ANGLO-SAXONS (Look Into the Past series)
by Roger Coote. Color photos illustrate. Condition: NEW 1994 Thomson Learning hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: Told in color photos, this book informs youngsters about the people who invented the legends of Robin Hood and King Arthur. Through photos of artifacts and ancient books, you'll explore their culture and their history, including: the seven kingdoms that constantly battled each other; the small villages set up by individual families; the blacksmiths who made weapons and tools; the beautiful wove cloth traded all over Europe; and the huge feasts where they drank from hollowed-out animal horns. Their family life, clothing, warfare, religious beliefs, and more are covered in dramatic detail. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Anglo Saxons, Children's History Books

Art Across the Ages: ANCIENT EGYPT (Reading Level 1)
by Kelly Campbell Hinshaw. Beautiful color photos by various artists. Condition: NEW 2008 Chronicle Books soft cover, first printing. Content: This distinctive art-history book is the one of the first titles in Chronicle's Art Across the Ages multilevel program for budding art lovers at different stages of development. With stunning photographs and simple text, it is an ideal introduction to the art of ancient Egypt. In Ancient Egypt, readers will learn about painted papyrus and pounded gold. The perfect blend of education and visual fun, this book makes a great addition to the home or classroom library. Level 1: Beginning For new readers who are dependent on others for help. The art and text are very closely tied to give beginning readers as much contextual help as possible. Questions welcome. [2 copies available]
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Art Across the Ages, Ancient Mexico, Beginners Readers

THE ART OF SCULPTURE (Voyages of Discovery Visual Arts series)
by Scholatic Books. Wonderful color photos and drawings. Condition: UNREAD 1995 Scholatic hard cover (pictorial boards) over spiral binding, first printing. Content: An interactive exploration of sculpture through the ages includes fold-outs revealing hidden art treasures in an ancient Chinese tomb, reusable stickers that replace missing parts of the Parthenon, an acetate page depicting the stages of bronze casting, and more. Covers: Stone Age; Granite Pharaohs; Marble Heroes (Greece); Buddhas and Dragons; Medieval Image Carvers; In the Americas; Michelangelo; Bronze Horseman; Rodin; Sculptures with Magical Powers; Faces of Sculpture; Junkyard Sculptures (20th century). Grades 5+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Art of Sculpture, Children

ATLANTIS, THE LOST CITY? (DK Readers Level 4)
by Andrew Donkin. As always, beautiful color photos and drawings with a few B&W era photos. Condition: NEW 2000 DK Readers Trade Paperback, first American edition, 8th printing. Content: This book probes the question of truth or myth. Follow the evolution of a mystery that has captured the human imagination from ancient Greece to the present. These stories testify to the courage of the human spirit. These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. Grades 2 - 4. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Atlantis The Lost City?, DK Readers Level 4
Atlantis The Lost City?, DK Readers Level 4

BEASTS OF MYTH AND MYSTERY
by Michael St. John Parker. Beautiful color illustrations by Andrew Jamieson. Condition: NEW 2007 Wessex (UK) soft cover, first prnting. Gilt lettering and design front cover. Content: Beasts and monsters, like ghoss, always exercise a peculiar fascination over the human mind, even though they embody terrors, horrors, matters from which we recoil. The exact origins of some of the bests of myth and mystry which have come to us from the ancient world have perhaps been lost in the mists of time. This selection of beasts of European myth and legend, however, gives a glimpse of the perilous world that lurked beyond the ordinary daily consciousness of the folk for whom these stories had great meaning. Many of the beasts described in this book have made their appearance in Rowling's Harry Potter stories, Lewis' Narnia stories, and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Questions welcome. [1 copy left]
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Beasts of Myth and Mystery, Mythology

BEIJING (Through Time series)
by Richard Platt. Wonderful colorful, historically accurate illustrations by Manuela Cappon. Condition: NEW 2008 Kingfisher hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. Content: Through Time: Beijing traces the rise and fall of great dynasties and the everyday lives of the citizens who prospered or suffered under their rule. Beginning in prehistoric times, an agricultural community slowly evolves. Farming villages then come under the control of a local lord, and by the medieval period an imperial palace is taking shape. This new capital is then overthrown by invading Mongols, who destroy it and build their own city. Later, the Mongols are replaced by the Ming, who create the legendary Forbidden City and rule China for the next five hundred years. The book's fluent narrative text and beautiful illustrations tell the enthralling story of Beijing's triumphs, conflicts, and people--right up to the present day. Ages 9+. Questions welcome. [1 copy left]
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Beijing, Through Time series

BENIN, LORDS OF THE RIVER (Kingdoms of Africa series)
by Philip Koslow. Wonderful color photos of artifacts and repros of art work plus some B&W era photos. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1996 Chelsea House hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ), first printing. This is a library book that was never checked out - with 2-3 library markings. Light shelf wear. Content: In A.D. 900, the Edo people of West Africa created the kingdom of Benin in the fertile region of the Niger Delta. Its traditional government, comprising a ruling oba and a council that checked the oba's power, equaled the European states in sophistication. Benin's renowned sculptors produced amazing life-like heads that were used in funeral ceremonies and shrines for former rulers. Contct with Europe led to a golden age of art and commerce in Benin but eventually resulted in a devastating slave trade, which Benin survived by maintaining cultural and artistic traditions that have endured for 1,000 years. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Benin, Kingdoms of Africa
Benin, Kingdoms of Africa

THE BURIED CITY OF POMPEII: What it was like when Vesuvius exploded (I Was There Book)
by Shelley Tanaka. Wonderful, historically accurate color illustrations by Greg Ruhl. Color photos, as well. Condition: UNREAD 2000 Scholastic soft cover, first pritning. Liight shelf wear. Content: On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, a column of fiery ash & pumice shot into the air from the top of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy. By the next day, the nearby Roman city of Pompeii was buried. More than 1,800 years later archaeologists excavated one of the city's most luxurious houses. Inside were the skeletons of two people: a steward with a leather purse & a seal that said his name was Eros & that he worked for one of the most important families in Pompeii; & a young girl with a bronze ring. This is their story. With fascinating text & splendid color photos & accurate illus., this book recreates the lost world of this buried Roman city & describes how Eros might have lived & how he came to die in his master's house. Also describes the ongoing scientific study of Pompeii. Includes a Glossary. Grades 1 - 4. [1 copy left]
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Burried City of Pompeii, Tanaka

BURY THE DEAD: Tombs, Corpses, Mummies, Skeletons, & Rituals
by Christopher Sloan. Foreword by Dr. Bruno Frohlich, Smithsonian. Artifacts (all color photos) shown as archaeologists would record them. Condition: UNREAD 2003 Scholastic large soft cover, first printing. Light shelf wear. Excellent for junior high school kids (and adults). Content: This is a beautifully illustrated and informative book for young people about death and burial rituals throughout time. By explaining the richness of these rituals surrounding death, this book provides not only archaeological insights to create a picture of another age, it acknowledges the depth of man's unanswered question, "What happens after we die?" Reviewer: "Kids will love this account on how people bury and mummify the dead, gore and strange details seem to intrigue them. Great photographs too. Turn your students into archeology nuts." Great book for Junior High students or very bright 6th graders. [1 copy left]
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Bury the Dead, Children's Archeology

CAT MUMMIES
by Kelly Trumble. Color illustrations by Laszlo Kubinyi. Condition: Very good gently pre-read 1998 Scholastic softcover first printing. Small edgewear with light rubbing bottom front cover at hinge. Interior perfect. Content: Trumble explains and elaborates on a fact that most children's books just make mention of: Egyptians worshipped cats and mummified them using the same techniques they used to preserve their pharaohs. Extensive research is evident in the many original sources quoted and the lengthy bibliography. What emerges from this volume is a fascinating legend of how the Egyptians' devotion to the sacred animals became fanatical?people would rescue their felines from burning buildings and let their belongings go up in smoke?and eventually led to their downfall. In 525 B.C., the Persians shrewdly released cats onto the battlefield; the Egyptians were so confused by trying to avoid killing the whiskered deities that they lost the war. Kubinyi's soft-focus watercolors work well to explain and break up the text. Footnotes, a chronology, a glossary, and a list of museums with cat mummies all reiterate the author's thoroughness in researching her topic. Recommended for 8 - 12 year-olds, but adults will love this book, too. Wonderful information; detailed illustrations.
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Cat Mummies

CLEOPATRA
by E. E. Rice. B&W photo section. Condition: NEW 1999 Sutton (UK) Trade Paperback, no printing given. Light shelf wear to 4-5 pages fore edges. Content: Cleopatra ruled Ptolemaic Egypt from 51-30 BC and was the last Macedonian ruler of that country. This pocket-sized biography explores her life, examining her romantic relations with Caesar and Marc Antony, the war with Rome and her alleged suicide (using an asp) after Antony fell upon his sword. Junior High School level. [1 copy available]
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Cleopatra, Rice

CLEOPATRA (Time Traveling Twins)
by Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema. Wonderful color paintings by Peter Vennema and fascinating mosaic cover art by Diane Stanley Vennema. Condition: NEW 2009 HarperCollins large soft cover, 9th printing. Content: The dazzling Egyptian queen proves a fertile subject for Stanley and Vennema, who have produced notable biographies of Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and others. Here they make a seemingly effortless leap into ancient times, masterfully relating Cleopatra's life story through words and pictures. A succinct preface places the tale in historical context, noting that much of what is known about Cleopatra is based on legend or gossip--and that most accounts of her life were penned by her enemies. Stanley includes occasional quotes from the writings of Plutarch as she ably distills complex political machinations as well as the particulars of Cleopatra's often enigmatic private life, including her banishment from Alexandria and her fateful love for first Julius Caesar and then Mark Antony. Vennema's stunning gouache paintings spotlight the artist's trademark, period detail--attention is lavished upon simulating mosaics, for example, which serve as background for the text blocks. This peerless author/artist team makes the captivating, ultimately tragic Cleopatra seem astoundingly real. Bibliography and Pronunciation Guide. Ages 7-up. [1 copy available]
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Cleopatra, Stanley
Cleopatra, Stanley

A COLORING BOOK OF TUT-ANKH-AMUM (Tutankhamun)
by Cyril Aldred. B&W drawings. Condition: NEW 1995 Bellerophon Books soft cover, no printing given. Content: The pictures in this book are largely taken from the glorious scenes of the small shrine of Tutankhamun. There are earings and such to cut out, and the text which accompanies each scene is written by Cyril Aldred, the author of Akehenaten & Nefertil. This is a wonderful book!!!! [1 copy available]
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Coloring Book of Tutankhamun, Cyril Aldred

CRAFTS FROM THE PAST: THE GREEKS
by Gillian Chapman. Color illustrations by Teri Gower. Condition: UNREAD 2003 Heinemann Library/Chick-fil-A softcover edition. Still shrink-wrapped. Content: Brief snippets of text make for coverage of the Greek empire, but crafts - not history - are the focus of this series, and sufficient information is given to put the crafts into a cultural context. The colorful crafts are attractive, often ambitious, and generally reflective of the culture. Full-color diagrams and photographs of completed projects. [2 copies available]
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Crafts Greeks

CUT-THROAT CELTS (Horrible Histories)
by Terry Deary. Hilarious B&W illustrations by Martin Brown. Condition: UNREAD 2008 Scholastic trade paperback, new edition, first printing. Light edge wear to cover edges (shelf wear). Interior clean & tight. Content: Deary continues his Horrible Histories series (history with the nasty bits left in) with this book on the Celts: Why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on?; How to preserve your enemy's brain?; Why the Celts laughed at funerals. Discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts - all the gore and more. Funny and very informative. History for kids who hate history. Junior High School readers. Questions welcome. [1 copy]
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Cut-Throat Celts, Horrible Histories

DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT (Magic Skeleton Book for Kids)
by James Harrison. Color illustrations by Jan Smith. Cross sections by Peter Bull. Wonderful color illustrations and historically correct. Condition: NEW 2004 Pinwheel (UK) hardcover (pictorial boards -no DJ issued), assumed first printing. Content: Join tour guide Abdul and his group of young tourists on their visits to ancient sites in exicitng Egypt. See an ancient Egyptian nobleman's house, a dhow, one of the pyramids at Giza, a temple at Abu Simbel and a stone tablet covered with hieroglyphs. Read all the fun facts about life in ancient Egypt. Then pull the tabs to see how everything looked in ancient Egptian times! The pull-outs appear in B&W untill pulled and then they appear in living color. This is an excellent book for kids. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Discovering Ancient Egypt, Children's History Books

DISCOVERING ANCIENT GREECE (Magic Skeleton Book for Kids)
by Janet Sacks. Color illustrations by Jan Smith. Cross sections by Peter Bull. Wonderful color illustrations and historically correct. Condition: NEW 2005 Pinwheel (UK) hardcover (pictorial boards -no DJ issued), assumed first printing. Content: It takes a little magic to return to Ancient Greece--but that's what kids can do, if they pull the tabs. Suddenly, all the wonders of the classical world appear, and the everyday things too, including pottery, water clocks, and coins. Of course, you'll get to visit all the important sights, like the Parthenon, but the brilliantly colorful spreads also provide lots of information on Athenian democracy, philosophy, science, and crime and punishment. Find out how the Greeks developed the art of drama, the way they waged war, and the background behind the Olympics. It's a fun trip to a fascinating time. Ages 5+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Discovering Ancient Greece, Children's History Books

DISCOVERING PREHISTORY (How It Works series)
by Robert Muir Wood. Fabulous color drawings, cutaways, and "how-they-did-it illustrations in the DK-style. Condition: UNREAD 1998 Horus (UK) large soft cover, third impression. Light edge wear. Content: This is one fabulous book for kids and home schooling (unless you think the world is only 5,000 years old.) How old is the Earth? When did the dinosaurs disappear? What were the first tropical rain forests like? What was life like for people in the distant past? In the pages of this book you will lean how evidence is gathered, analyzed and pieced together, so that questions like these can be answered. Fascinating illustrations reveal the work behind excavations and reconstructions and show how secrets from the past can be drawn from rocks and fossils. Lucid text and labels clearly explain the complex methods used by archaeologists, geologists and other scientists in discovering the distant past. Wood is an international consultant on Earth sciences and has been on many scientific expeditions. He is author of several books, including The Picture Atlas of Prehistoric Life and has been a regular contributor to the New Scientist magazine. In his spare time he enjoys telling stories about prehistoric animals to his three young children. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Discovering Prehistory

EGYPT: A Magic 3-Dimensional Ancient World (Step Inside book)
text by Ronne Randall. Paper engineering by Richard Jewitt. Beautiful color illustraitons by Brian Palmer. Condition: NEW 2007 Sterling hard cover (no DJ issued), first US printing. [1 copy available] Content: Welcome to Ancient Egypt! Guided by ten-year-old Seneb, children can take a journey to the town of Kahun, right on the banks of the River Nile. And it’s a good time to visit, because one of Egypt’s famed pyramids is nearly finished—after 20 years of work. Workers scramble to load building materials on to boats; people rush to the market; and Seneb’s family prepares for a celebratory feast. Each incredible 3-D display is filled with extensive detail, from the cats at the market to the desert in the far distance; from boats crossing the river to the faraway homes; from priests wrapping mummies to the elaborate funeral processions. Ages 6 +. Wonderful! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ancient Egypt, 3D

THE EGYPTIAN POLAR BEAR (Historical Fiction)
text and beautiful color illustrations by JoAnn Adinolfi. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1994 Houghton Mifflin hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Light shelf wear to DJ edges. Interior perfect. A beautiful book! Content: How do I love this book? Let me count the ways! This stylish picture book was born when Adinolfi, a first-time author and illustrator, serendipitously stumbled across a scholarly reference to a burial vault for a polar bear in an Egyptian tomb. Whimsically detailed, jewel-bright illustrations lead readers on the fantastical journey of a lonely polar bear named Nanook. A strong current sweeps the bear from his Arctic home to the Egyptian court of the lonely boy king Rahotep, who quickly elects Nanook the Royal Playmate. Adinolfi makes hay with the unlikely juxtaposition of this symbol of the frozen north in the arid North African landscape-we see Nanook nearly capsizing a sleek boat in the crocodile-filled Nile, hunting sphinx and griffin, lumbering through the palace and knocking over statues of gods, at play amid the pyramids, and so on. Intense colors and a lively sense of visual humor give this artwork an effective edge. Ages 4-8. [1 copy available]
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The Egyptian Polar Bear, Historical Fiction

THE EGYPTOLOGY HANDBOOK: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt
by Emily Sands and The Templar Company. Wonderful, historically accurate (and fun) color illustrations by Ian Andrew. Condition: NEW 2005 Candlewick hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Gilt lettering front cover. Content: Inside this indispensable and beautifully illustrated workbook is everything you need to know to become an esteemed Egyptologist. As readers of the fascinating "Egyptology" are all too aware, the feisty explorer Emily Sands mysteriously vanished on an expedition up the Nile in 1927. But in a remarkable turn of fortune for Miss Sands's many fans, detectives have uncovered a second volume penned in her own hand — a course book on ancient Egyptian history and culture intended for the voyager's beloved niece and nephew. Now available to budding Egyptologists everywhere, this comprehensive volume — illustrated by the same artists who lent their talents to EGYPTOLOGY — is brimming with facts on ancient Egyptian culture and history, followed by intriguing assignments and fill-in opportunities on everything from archaeological finds to theories on how the pyramids were built. Among the book's delightful novelty elements are: An envelope containing Miss Emily Sands's Top Ten Things to See in Egypt; Flaps to lift, revealing hidden treasure in desert sands; A four-page foldout section full of stickers featuring treasures from King Tut's tomb and other ancient Egyptian artifacts. Educational and fun. Great gift and great for homeschooling. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Egyptology Handbook, Children's History Books
Egyptology Handbook, Children's History Books

FAVORITE GREEK MYTHS
retold by Mary Pope Osborne. Beautiful color illustrations and B&W drawings by Troy Howell. Condition: UNREAD, BUT NOT PERFECT, 1990 Scholastic edition soft cover, 51st printing. Library check-out card inside front cover - NEVER shelved and no library markings. . Interior perfect. Content: This handsome collection consists of a dozen tales from Greek mythology, most drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses , including the stories of Echo and Narcissus, Ceres and Proserpine, Cupid and Psyche, King Midas. Osborne's retellings are both lively and descriptive, while Howell's full-color, often iridescent illustrations set the scene and mood at the start of each tale. Taken together, they provide a solid and highly readable introduction to the major Greco-Roman gods and goddesses and the myths that have profoundly shaped Western thought and literature. Helpful back-matter includes a list of key characters, partial lexicon of modern words drawn from the myths, bibliography and index. Ages 7-11. Myths: Chariot of the Sun God (Phaeton & Helios; Golden Touch (Bacchus & King Midas); Lost At Sea (Ceyx & Alycone); Weaving Contest (Minerva & Arachne); Apollo's Tree (Apollo & Daphne); Face in the Pool (Echo & Narcissus); Kidnapping (Ceres & Proserpina); Great Bear (Callisto & Arcus); Journey to Underworld (Orpheus & Eurydice); Golden Apples (Atalanta & Hippomenes); Four Tasks (Cupid & Psyche); Mysterious Visitors (Baucis & Philemon); God, Goddesses, & Mortals; Modern Words with Greek Origins; and Bibliography. Questions welcome. [1 copy left]
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Favorite Greek Myths, Mary Pope Osborne

GHOSTS OF THE NILE
text and color illustrations by Cheryl Harness. Beautiful wrap-around cover art. Condition: NEW 2004 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: Zachary expects to be bored completely when he is forced to join his parents and his eccentric great-aunt on a visit to a museum exhibit about ancient Egypt. But Great-Aunt Allie, who is fascinated by how Egypt once was, soon strays from the group and enters a door marked STAFF ONLY. DO NOT ENTER. When Zachary goes to look for her, his day gets more interesting - he and his great-aunt have somehow traveled back in time! Guided by a talking cat named Khi, Zachary and his great-aunt embark on an exciting journey through ancient Egypt. Khi's knowledge of the ancient pyramids' construction, immense size, and purpose captivates Zachary. He learns about Imhotep, the first man to design a pyramid, as a tomb for King Djoser. Khi shows him how a pyramid is built and tells him of ancient Egypt's great pharaohs, like King Tut and Ramses the Great. Zachary learns about the elaborate process of mummification and sees the legendary Cleopatra. He even takes a boat ride on the Nile River! Visits to temples, a lesson in hieroglyphics, and the firsthand experience of the thriving civilization, dangerous wildlife, and rich culture of ancient Egypt - Zachary's day is suddenly filled with more excitement than he ever thought possible. With intricate diagrams, a list and description of ancient Egyptian gods, and an "Egyptionary" Ghosts of the Nile is not only fun and adventurous, but also educational for both Zachary and readers alike. Complemented by rich, colorful illustrations, this book brings the mysterious ancient Egypt to life. Grades 1 - 3. [1 copy available]
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Ghosts of the Nile, Egyptian History

GIFT OF THE NILE: An Ancient Egyptian Legend (Legends of the World series)
retold by Jan Mike. Beautiful use of turquoise, gold, yellow, pearl and charcoal make for wonderful color illustrations by Charles Reasoner. Condition: NEW 1994 Troll soft cover, second printing. Light hinge crease when blank bookplate was put in. Content: Based upon an ancient hieroglyph, this folktale tells of the Pharoah Senefru and the young woman, Mutemwia, who is given to him by her father as a gift. Wise, talented, and forthright, she soon becomes the Pharoah's special confidante. But when she confesses her homesickness to him, he imprisons her. Soon he, too, loses interest in life, and asks his magician for help. In the end, Mutemwia is granted her freedom, but she remains Senefru's truest friend. Mike's retelling is vivid in places, but stilted language and a choppy style reduce its power and appeal. The story itself goes in too many directions to build effectively. Although there is some explanatory material on the last page, there is no pronunciation guide. The characters in Reasoner's illustrations don't have mouths. If this is a characteristic of hieroglyphs, an explanation, or at least a reproduction of a hieroglyph of a human (other objects are offered on the last page) would be useful. Problems with color reproduction give the characters inconsistent skin tones. While the illustrations pick up many of the motifs of the hieroglyphs, as well as pyramids first built by Senefru, both the visuals and the text are, at best, average. Grades 1 - 3. [1 copy available]
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Gift of the Nile, Egyptian Legend

GLADIATOR (Paperback)
by Richard Watkins. Excellent, historically correct charcoal illustrtions by the Author. Condition: UNREAD 1997 Houghton Mifflin soft cover, 8th printing. Perfect. Content: The rectangular picture-book format is perfect for a book that describes the incredibly long history of the Roman games. In Watkins's dramatic and realistic charcoal-and-pencil drawings, placed against stark white pages, readers see the bizarre equipment of the gladiators, the exotic animals brought to the arenas, and the complex architecture and advanced technology involved in the construction of the great amphitheaters of the Roman Empire. The 12 brief chapters nicely balance the pictures with amazing facts about the 7 centuries of official arena shows. The horror of blood sports is not shown in the precisely detailed drawings but lies in the statistical information about the numbers of victims and the long popularity of death-centered entertainments. Watkins's research in recent and scholarly books of history reveals the political uses of the games, the central role of the hundreds of amphitheaters throughout the Empire, and the reluctance of both people and government to give up the games. The glamour of the gladiators as superheroes will draw readers to learn about the contests, the weapons, the bloodshed, and the inhumanity of a culture that for centuries celebrated death as public sport. Watkins handles a difficult subject well, stressing the games as so fixed in the history and politics of the Roman world that reminders of their long duration can be seen today. If any single title can turn sports-minded young people into students of history, this is the book to do it. Grades 7-9+. [1 copy available]
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Gladiator, R. Watkins

GODS & GODDESSES IN THE DAILY LIFE OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS
by Peter Hicks. Wonderful detailed, historically accurate color drawings by Mark Bergin and John James. Condition: Very good, pre-read 2002 McGraw-Hill large hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: Excellent, mostly visual history of the ancient Roman daily life especially for young children. It considers the way religious beliefs affected culture-- from food, drink, and entertainment to rituals surrounding birth and death. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Gods & Goddesses in Daily Life of the Ancient Romans

THE GOLDEN FLEECE and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
by Padraic Colum. B&W drawings by Willy Pogany. Condition: Very good c. 1967 reprint of 1921 MacMillan hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket). Gently pre-read book, interior clean & tight. DJ has edgewear bottom & top spine & book is very slightly cocked. Actually, a nice copy. Content: Describes the cycle of myths about the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece, as well as the tales of the Creation of Heaven and Earth, the labors of Hercules, Theseus and the Minotaur, etc. Questions welcome.
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Golden Fleece, Colum

THE GREEKS (Footsteps in Time series)
by Sally Hewitt. Color photos and drawings illustrate. Condition: NEW 1995 Children's Press hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), 6th printing. Content: This book provides information and craft activities to teach ancient Greek history to 5 to 7 year old children. Photographs illustrate the activity spreads while colour artwork illustrates the information spreads. Fun artwork accompanies text throughout. Step-by-step directions for crafts. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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The Greeks, Children's Ancient History, Footsteps

HERCULES AND OTHER GREEK MYTHS
by Mark Gave. Lovely color illustrations by Jerry Harston. Condition: NEW 1997 GT hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: Here are the original tales behind the many popular films and television shows. This book features three fascinating Greek myths: The Twelve Labors of Hercules, King Midas, and The Golden Apple. Full-color illustrations. [1 copy available.]
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Hercules & Other Greek Myths, Childre's Mythology

HERCULES: THE WRATH OF POSEIDON
by John Gregory Betancourt. Latif Kazbekov cover art. Condition: NEW 1997 TOR papearback, first printing. Content: When Poseidon, the god of the seas, threatens to destroy Troy with a terrible sea creature, Hercules shows up on the scene, determined to slay the creature and save the beautiful Princess Almacea. Young Adult. [2 copies available.]
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Hercules: Wrath of Poseidon, Betancourt

HIEROGLYPHS FROM A TO Z: A Rhyming Book with Ancient Egyptian Stencils for Kids
by Peter Der Manuelian. Wonderful color illustrations by the Author. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1995 Scholastic soft cover, second printing. Light edge wear with small shelfwear rubbing back cover and small tag removal mark top front cover. . Content: Reviewer: "I liked this book because it can be used with a wide age range of children. The introductory rhyme and ABC rhymes on each page are especially suited to younger children, while the smaller text at the bottom of the page gives more information for older children. For example, the page for 'R' says 'R is for rabbit. Make a move - off he'll go.' At the bottom of the page you find the hieroglyph for r, an explanation of the symbol, how to write 'rabbit' in hieroglyphs, and a little more information on rabbits in Ancient Egypt. The large picture of a rabbit on the page is a reproduction of either an ancient carving or painting. After the alphabet there are several pages giving information about the history of hieroglyphs and how to write with them which would be of interest to older children as well. A stencil is also included, but you could write your own hieroglyphs by referring to the chart at the back of the book. This book is useful for introducing information on hierglyphs and Ancient Egypt to children. Ages 4+. [1 copy available.]
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Hieroglyphs From A to Z

HISTORY DUDES: VIKINGS
by Laura Buller. Great comic color illustrations by Rich Cando - kids will love it! Condition: NEW 2007 DK hardcover (pictorial boards -no DJ issued), first pritning. Content: Reviewers: "DK is known for books with great information presented in creative ways, and this is definitely in that line. The Vikings' history is vibrant, violent, and important - this book gives us a capsule of their life, gods, conquests, and how important they were/are to world history. What a way to sneak in a little learning in the process. Love the illustrator's style and find the characters are so endearing and funny. If you're a fan of the "Horrible Histories" series by Terry Dreary, then you'll love the "History Dudes". It's written in a similarly irreverent style that entertains while it informs. Some parents may not care for the heavy use of slang (the omnipresent "dude" & "dudette", "bummer", "awesome", "cool", etc.)" This is a great intro for youngsters to Scandinavian history! [1 copy available.]
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History Dudes - The Vikings, Children's history books

I Wonder Why GREEKS BUILT TEMPLES AND OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE
by Fiona Macdonald. Wonderful color illustrations. Condition: NEW 1998 Kingfisher hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued) edition, 13th printing. Content: This introduction to ancient Greece presents information in a question-and-answer format. Double-page spreads include a large, full-color illustration; two or three related questions and answers; and small cartoons with captions that provide more details and sometimes humorous anecdotes. The texts are descriptive and easy to understand. Sections cover everyday life, customs, religion, government, famous people, military life, etc. [1 copy available.]
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I Wonder Why Greeks Built Temples, Children's History Books

I Wonder Why PYRAMIDS WERE BUILTAND OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT ANCIENT EGYPT
by Philip Steele. Wonderful color illustrations by various artists. Condition: NEW 1995 Kingfisher hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued) edition, 1st printing. Content: This question-and-answer book on ancient Egypt is sort of interesting, but it doesn't provide enough information for reports. Also, some of the cartoon illustrations and accompanying quips, while entertaining, skirt answering the questions fully, and the humor often misdirects the factual material. Steels explains that other deities besides Sebek were represented by animals, but that "Osiris and Isis were luckier. They were shown as a great king and queen." Grades 4 - 6. [1 copy available.]
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I Wonder Why Pyramids Were Built, Children's History Books

IN SEARCH OF TROY: One man's quest for Homer's fabled city
by Giovanni Caselli. Beautiful, detailed, historically accurate (as far as we know) color illustrations by the Author. Condition: Gently pre-read 2000 Scholastic soft cover, first printing. No problems, just pre-read. Content: A city rose on the banks of the Aegean 5,000 years agoTroy, the very stuff of legend; in this archaeo-history, Caselli targets all the most exciting material. Using a format that features clusters of text and images, often encircling a larger commanding image set on a two-page spread, Caselli sketches the background of Troy by following the work of Heinrich Schliemann, the archaeologist whose team unearthed the city. When the story gets to Priam's Troy, greater detail is added, giving readers a taste of what it was like to live within the city walls and towers, as a commoner or as a king. Under discussion are architecture and social structure; he speculates on the role of the sacred in Trojan life, from Bronze Age idols to Greek statues. Then, with just the right amount of drama, Caselli tells the story of the Trojan War: of Paris's kidnapping of Helen, the ten-year siege, and Laocoon's warning about Greeks bearing gifts, especially big wooden ones in the form of a horse. Caselli separates what is known as fact from what is likely fiction, but not so rudely as to erase the mystery and poetry of the Homeric legend as it hovers over Schliemann's dig. Handsome, beguiling illustrations add to the provocative stew. (diagrams, maps, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12) [Excellent, absolutely excellent!] Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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In Search of Troy, Caselli, Children's History Books

IN THE DAYS OF THE PHARAOHS; A Look at Ancient Egypt
by Milton Meltzer. Wonderful B&W illustrations and drawings by Gary Overacre. Two color photo sections. B&W maps. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 2001 Scholastic sof cover, first printing. Shelflife has not been kind to this book - edge wear with a couple of rubbings along front spine. Interior clean & tight. Content: This book detailsevery facet of life in ancient Egypt for the junior high school student. Contents: How We Know What We Know; The Nile; Pharaohs, Laws & Government; Wars and Warriors; building the Pyramids and Beyond; Beauty of Craft Work; Gods and Beliefs; Making Mummies; Calendars, Clocks & Cures; Invention of Hieroglyphics; Food, Fun & Family; Women's Roles; Timeline; and a nice Bibliography. Excellent for homeschooling. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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In Days of the Pharaohs, Kids

ISHTAR AND TAMMUZ: A Babylonian Myth of the Seasons
retold by Christopher Moore. Spectacular color illustrations by Christina Balit. Decorated end pages. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all (I think it was perused on the shelves), 1996 Kingfisher hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first American edition, first pritning. Light shelf wear to DJ edges. Content: A Babylonian precursor to the story of Persephone. Tammuz, son of the goddess Ishtar, is sent to live on Earth. He is so beloved by the people that jealous Ishtar orders her soldiers to kill him. Without Tammuz, the earth is devastated, and the suffering people petition Ishtar for mercy. She agrees to travel to the underworld, where she reclaims her son, although for only half the year; he must return to the underworld for the other half. Moore evokes rich and clear images with carefully chosen words and phrases and a good sense of rhythm and pace. Balit's vivid, boldly patterned illustrations are packed with detail and sharp contrasts, a style that is effective most of the time but that makes some of the pages appear cluttered. The paintings do capture the mood of the myth, and Balit uses unusual perspectives and sharply delineated shapes to the story's advantage. Beautiful book! Ages 9+. [1 copy available.]
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Ishtar And Tammuz, Babylonian myth

JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE
retold by James Riordan. Beautiful color illustrations by Jason Cockcroft. Condition: NEW 2003 Frances Lincoln (London) hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: The Golden Fleece of Aries the Ram hangs in an olive grove in the kingdom of Colchis, far from its true home. How Jason sails to the end of the world to bring the Fleece back to Greece is dramatically retold in an epic tale of courage, determination and subtle enchantment. A retelling of Greek mythology's most ancient epic tale of the first great western hero, this book goes back to the very first recorded full version of the story written by Apollonius of Rhodes, combining Ancient Greek vase pastiche with high realsim and exciting artwork. Beautiful book! Ages 9+. [1 copy available.]
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Jason & Golden Fleece

JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE
retold by Alan Trussell-Cullen. Wonderful color illustrations by Francis Phillipps. Condition: NEW 2003 Dominie Press soft cover, first printing. Content: The Golden Fleece of Aries the Ram hangs in an olive grove in the kingdom of Colchis, far from its true home. How Jason sails to the end of the world to bring the Fleece back to Greece is dramatically retold in an epic tale of courage, determination and subtle enchantment. A retelling of Greek mythology's most ancient epic tale of the first great western hero, this book goes back to the very first recorded full version of the story written by Apollonius of Rhodes, combining Ancient Greek vase pastiche with high realsim and exciting artwork. Ages 5 - 9. [1 copy available.]
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Jason & Golden Fleece. Alan Trussell-Cullen

KINGDOM OF THE DEAD (Voyages Through Time series)
by Peter Ackroyd. Typical DK illustrations: colorful, detailed, and historically accurate - in short, wonderful! Condition: NEW 2005 DK soft cover, first printing. Content: This book takes readers on a 3,000-year journey to trace the epic story of Egypt -from its mysterious origins to its conquest by Alexander the great. Includes glossary. Excellent! Ages 9+. Adults will like also. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Kingdom of the Dead, Ackroyd, Ancient Egypt

LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT COLORING BOOK
text (Intro & captions) by Stanley Appelbaum. B&W drawings by John Green. Condition: NEW 1989 Dover soft cover (stapled wraps), reprint (c. 200+). Content: Forty-four detailed drawings recall the glory of a magnificent civilization. Full-page illustrations of Cleopatra, Ramses II, arts and crafts, funerary practices, warfare, architectural monuments, and more are featured, along with captions. Educational entertainment for colorists of all ages; inexpensive source of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists. Ages 8+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Life Ancient Egypt Coloring Book

LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE COLORING BOOK
text (Intro & captions) by Stanley Appelbaum. B&W drawings by John Green. Condition: NEW 1993 Dover edition soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Too "new" to be 1993 but rather 2000s. Content: Over 40 expertly rendered illustrations depict life in Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.: the building of the Parthenon, a performance of Oedipus Rex, a torchlight wedding procession, children playing, Socrates' trial, the Olympian games, Aristotle tutoring the young Alexander of Macedonia, and more. Detailed captions for each illustration. Ages 8+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Life Ancient Greece Coloring Book

LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME COLORING BOOK
text (Intro & captions) by William Kaufman. Historically accurate B&W drawings by John Green. Condition: NEW 1997 Dover edition soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Too "new" to be 1997 but rather 2000s. Content: All the magnificence of ancient Rome, brought to life in 41 finely detailed illustrations depicting the defeat of Germanic invaders (c. 108 BC), the crushing of a slave revolt (71 BC), the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC) and more. Captions describe Roman cultural life, major landmarks, leaders and daily activities. Ages 8+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Life Ancient Rome Coloring Book

LOST WORLDS
by John Howe. Text and spectacular color illustrations by the Author. Condition: NEW 2009 Kingfisher hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Content: This is just visually spectacular - from the decorated end pages to the artwork for each "lost world." Don't buy into the Lord of the Rings connection - this is really history & myth woven together for some entries (King Arthur) to real archaeological sites (Troy). Fabulous! A large, clear lens embedded in the front cover of this far-ranging browsing title invites readers to step through to a series of quick stops at over two dozen vanished cultures. In no particular order and freely mixing history with myth, Howe slips from the Garden of Eden to Pompeii, Atlantis to Cahokia, Babylon to Faerie, pausing for one to three pages of general remarks about what each was or might have been like, then moving on. He closes with a section of even shorter notes on 35 more real or storied sites. Bringing his experience as a concept artist for the filmed Lord of the Rings (Gandalf—er, Ian McKellan even provides an introduction) to bear, he depicts each featured locale at its height with handsome, dramatic painted tableaux and expert pencil sketches. The new world entries are Cahokia, Cibola, Rapa Nui, and TeotihuacanGrade school to Adults will love this book. [2 copies available]
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Lost Worlds by John Howe

THE LOST WRECK OF THE ISIS
by Robert D. Ballard (Discoverer of the Titanic). Perfect color photos, maps, diagrams, and drawings. Condition: Pre-read 1990 Madison Press large hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. The interior is clean & tight, but the DJ has serious edgewear and a tear at the top front panel at flap. The top front book corner has sustained the same fate as the DJ. Content: The importance of science is underlined in this undersea archeological adventure that discovers and explores an ancient Roman ship. In addition to the romance of an archeological search and the adventure of ships and storms at sea, Ballard shows how the principles of science are used to design and create state-of-the-art searching tools such as robot systems and fiber-optic cables. The story is narrated by Ballard, discoverer of the Titantic and Bismark wrecks. Beautiful full-color photographs illustrate scenes and action; clear, colorful diagrams explain ideas and concepts. This contemporary account is interspersed with imaginative sections that tell the story of Roman shipping in the second century C.E. from the point of view of Antonius, a 14-year-old Roman boy who is aboard the Isis when she sinks. A book that will be popular for reading aloud in the lower grades, and useful as well as interesting for older readers. This book has been recommended for ages 2 - 8 - but there's no way a child as young as 2 - 5 can appreciate this book, IMHO. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Lost Wreck of the Isis

MUMMIES, BONES, AND BODY PARTS
by Charlotte Wilcox. Great color photos & some B&W photos. Condition: NEW 2000 Carolrhoda hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: The author of the award-winning Mummies & Their Mysteries (1993) returns to the intriguing subject of mummies. Here she explains how they are formed, how scientists use a variety of sophisticated techniques to learn about peoples and cultures of long ago, and some of the controversies surrounding the study of human remains. As with the previous title, the photographs presented here are striking, from the Inca child who appears on the front cover, to the mummy of Egyptian King Seti I, which appears on the back. Other photographs show some of the first tattoos, details of the Iceman, an Italian child who died of smallpox 400 years ago, the remains of light-haired Caucasian mummies from Xinjiang, China, and the well-preserved bodies of Philip Calvert, governor of Maryland from 1660 to 1661. The science is impressive, as carbon-14 dating, CT scans, DNA profiling, and X-rays are used to solve ancient mysteries. What were the people like? What did they eat? When did they die? What caused their death? What were the diseases they suffered? The author also discusses the controversies as different cultures clash over studying human remains. She mentions the Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act which gives Native Americans control over native remains buried on government land or held in collections owned or funded by the government, and discusses former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's, efforts to house Egyptian mummies in a more dignified way. Though Wilcox discusses respect for the dead, she nonetheless pictures the controversial "Human Body Art" of German artist Gunther von Hagens, and "Sylvester," a mummy used to greet customers in a shop in Seattle. Also pictured are the remains of an outlaw put on display for 65 years as a moneymaking exhibit for a funeral parlor. The author concludes with a glossary, extensive bibliography including Web sites, and a detailed index. Intriguing science, dramatically presented. Ages 9 - 13. Questions welcome. [1 copies left]
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Mummies, Bones & Body parts, Wilcox

MUMMIES MADE IN EGYPT
written and illustrated by Aliki. Beautiful color illustrations. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1979 Crowell hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. DJ has light edge wear with light helf wear to bottom board edges. Interior perfect. Content: This book describes Egyptian gods and goddesses of the dead; explains the symbols and foundation of the belief in the afterlife; and presents the elaborate rituals and methods of mummification. The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear. Although recommended for ages 4 to 8, generally, IMHO most children under the age of 6 would be lost without a lot of parental guidance. Perfect for homeschooling. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Mummies Made in Egypt, Aliki

MUMMIES OF THE PHARAOHS: Exploring the Valley of the Kings
by Melvin Berger & Gilda Berger. Spectacular color photos. Condition: NEW 2001 National Geographic Society large hardcover (pictorial boards - 11.3 x 9.3 x 0.5 I (64 pages) & Dust Jacket (in mylar jacket). Content: Stunning photographs and clear, compelling text introduce the burial area of the Egyptian rulers. Beginning with the thrilling discovery of King Tut's tomb, relayed in detailed anecdotes that convey the time-consuming complexity of an archeological dig, the book continues through other valley finds, introducing a few of the major rulers and their relationships, as well as speculation on the political scandals that surrounded some burials. Particularly notable are the finely reproduced photos of gleaming artifacts and the archival shots from the digs themselves. Most terms are defined in text, although a glossary would have been a useful addition. Well-marked maps, time lines, and illustrations depicting the imagined daily life of the tomb builders round out a fascinating historical resource that kids will read straight through for pleasure and also find useful for report writing. Exception children's book for ages 9 - 12, but adults will enjoy the book as well. Wonderful way to get kids interested in history and archaeology.
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Mummies of teh Pharaohs

MUMMY: The Inside Story
by John H. Taylor. . Great vivid color graphics & photos illustrate. Condition: NEW 2004 Abrams large soft cover, first printing. Content: Utilizing striking images from Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning, this book takes readers through the process of investigating the nearly 3000-year-old mummified remains of Nesperennub. The text describes each step in the examination, looking at the coffin and hieroglyphs first, and then moving to the specifics of the body and the objects that accompany it. Along with descriptions of the process, readers learn what scientists make of the find and why they draw these conclusions. The first few sections about the discovery of the mummy and the meaning of the hieroglyphs are fairly dry, but they set the stage for the more exciting examination of the body and the intriguing details that come to light. CT images and X rays vividly depict the findings described. Often readers see multiple views of the same feature, showing how the three-dimensional images can reveal subtle new insights. Some have led scientists to new knowledge about Egyptian life, while others have given rise to theories that have yet to be confirmed. Nesperennub has a snake-shaped amulet above his eye socket, a small round hole through his skull, and a clay bowl stuck to his head. It's fascinating to learn how scientists speculate about the origins of these items, which might have involved religious practices, illness, or even, in the case of the bowl, an embalmer's error. There are many excellent mummy books available, but this one explores the impact and potential of cutting-edge technology especially well. Excellent! Grades 5 - 9+. [2 copies available]
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Mummy: The Inside Story, Taylor

MUMMIES, PYRAMIDS AND PHARAOHS: A Book About Ancient Egypt
by Gail Gibbons. Warm, colorful watercolor illustrations. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 2006 Scholastic soft cover, first printing. Problem: When the pages were cut at the printers, they were cut poorly leaving some of the bottom page edges a bit ragged. Otherwise, no problems. Content: Gibbons uses her familiar formula of basic text and ink-and-watercolor illustrations to introduce a topic of inherent interest to most kids--ancient Egypt. Spreads offer brief facts about society, homes, clothing, farming methods, and craftsmanship before turning to the enticing subject of mummies. Several pages include interesting details about how Egyptians prepared the wellborn for the afterlife, with close-up drawings of mummification and a cross-section of a pyramid's burial chambers. Younger children may need help with some of the more abstract concepts, such as the ancient Egyptians' spiritual beliefs. There are plenty of books available on the subject for this age group, but this one is a good place to start, with an approachable, simple text; lively scenes of Egyptians working and celebrating; and definitions of basic terms. Gibbons squeezes more interesting facts on a final page, which offers a bit of world context: "Other cultures, like the Mayans and the Aztecs, built great pyramids, too." Perfect homeschooling book. Preschool to Grade 2. [1 copy]
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Mummies, Pyramids & Pharaohs, Children's books

MUTI'S NECKLACE: The Oldest Story in the World
by Louise Hawes. Beautiful, soft color illustrations by Rebecca Guay. Condition: NEW 2006 Houghton MIfflin hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: Adapting and expanding an ancient Egyptian story, Hawes has created an original fairy tale about familial love and its power to thwart even the majesty of Pharaoh. Muti cherishes the necklace her father made for her when she was born, associating it with many happy memories. After turning 13, she leaves her beloved family to work as a servant in King Snefru's palace. Pharaoh, impressed by her beauty and grace, makes her the leader of a cohort of female rowers for his pleasure boat. When her necklace breaks and falls into the lake, she refuses to row or to accept a replacement. It is so important to her that she stands up to Pharaoh, who is now even more impressed by her determination. Where the story contrasts sharply with traditional fairy tales is in the climax: when Snefru asks Muti to become his queen, she declines, preferring to be reunited with her family. The writing style favors the more fleshed-out manner of a short story than the leanness of a folktale. Guay's lush watercolor-and-gouache paintings incorporate elements of Egyptian art and culture, including jewelry motifs, decorative geometric patterns in the scenery, and headdresses and hairstyles. The characters' faces and gestures are expressive and dramatic, and the surrounding landscape teems with life. [1 copy left]
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Muti's Necklace, Egyptian Legend

MUTI'S NECKLACE: The Oldest Story in the World
by Louise Hawes. Beautiful, soft color illustrations by Rebecca Guay. Condition: Gently pre-read 2006 Houghton Mifflin hard cover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. DJ shows edge wear. No major problem, just pre-read. Content: Adapting and expanding an ancient Egyptian story, Hawes has created an original fairy tale about familial love and its power to thwart even the majesty of Pharaoh. Muti cherishes the necklace her father made for her when she was born, associating it with many happy memories. After turning 13, she leaves her beloved family to work as a servant in King Snefru's palace. Pharaoh, impressed by her beauty and grace, makes her the leader of a cohort of female rowers for his pleasure boat. When her necklace breaks and falls into the lake, she refuses to row or to accept a replacement. It is so important to her that she stands up to Pharaoh, who is now even more impressed by her determination. Where the story contrasts sharply with traditional fairy tales is in the climax: when Snefru asks Muti to become his queen, she declines, preferring to be reunited with her family. The writing style favors the more fleshed-out manner of a short story than the leanness of a folktale. Guay's lush watercolor-and-gouache paintings incorporate elements of Egyptian art and culture, including jewelry motifs, decorative geometric patterns in the scenery, and headdresses and hairstyles. The characters' faces and gestures are expressive and dramatic, and the surrounding landscape teems with life. [1 copy left]
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Muti's Necklace, Egyptian Legend

MY ANCIENT GREEK COLORING BOOK
by G. M. Georgion. Intro by Elinor Wynne Lloyd. B&W drawings for coloring. Condition: NEW 2005 Chartwell Books large soft cover, no printing given. Content: All facets of Ancient Greek life, religion, personalities, and the alphabet are covered here. The B&W drawings are of high quality and each drawing has an explanation or history on the opposing page. Excellent. Ages 9 - 12. [1 copy available]
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My Ancient Greek Coloring Book



ANCIENT EGYPT BOOKPLATES For Kids
art by LeliaDraws. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 2.5 wide x 4.0 high. Content: Adorable drawing of an Egyptian child with the symbols of her religion and culture. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BernhardMod BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Ancient Egyptian Bookplates For Kids

ANCIENT EGYPT BOOKPLATES - 3 LADIES ON PAPYRUS
art by Freesurf69. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.5 wide x 2.75 high. Content: This is a beautiful rendering of three Egyptian ladies in turquoise with lotus blossoms on an historically correct papyrus. Turquoise border. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Exotc358DM Bd BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Ancient Egyptian Bookplates



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