The Sphinx: A 4,000-Year-Old Riddle
Overlooking the River Nile and guarding the Giza pyramids is one of the world's oldest and largest statues--the Sphinx. Carved from the bedrock beneath the desert, the half-lion, half-human creature has watched over the desert for thousands of years. But who built the giant statue, and why? After centuries of exploration and investigation, which of the Sphinx's secrets have been uncovered and which still remain a riddle?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction|
|Series||Egypt's Ancient Secrets|
|Number of Pages||32|
|ISBN||9781684020256, 9781684020775, 9781684021550|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.7|
|Lexile Reading Level||940|
School Library Connection Review for Egypt’s Ancient Secrets
In this series readers can learn about the interesting mysteries surrounding the ancient Egyptian civilization. The titles cover lots of in-depth information about the pyramids, mummies, religious rituals, and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians, which are fascinating to students because they are so different from our customs today. These books are very readable high-interest books and convey their facts in a narrative nonfiction format. High quality color images and pictures on each page grab the reader and let them see the history being described. At the end of each book, the author poses questions or mysteries that are still unsolved, because for all of these topics many questions still remain to be researched. Overall, this series presents these selected elements of ancient Egypt in a way sure to fascinate any student interested in the topic.
School Library Journal Review for Egypt's Ancient Secrets
The “secrets” of ancient Egypt are revealed through visits to archaeological excavations and analysis of what they reveal about Egyptian civilization. Spreads have several paragraphs of text, with sufficient background and detail. . . .Illustrations are an eye-catching mix of well-captioned drawings of processes like mummification and pyramid construction alongside contemporary photos of artifacts and locations. The market has a surfeit of sets on ancient Egypt, but this one offers valuable perspective on how ongoing archaeology and scholarship continue to expand current knowledge. VERDICT: Ghost Ship, Tomb Robbers, and Golden Mummies will be new for most readers and are primary purchases. Great Pyramid, King Tut, and Sphinx are good additional purchases.
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|Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|