Like others in this series imported from Finland, Harkonen's book features outstanding color photos accompanied by a feeble...

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THE CHILDREN OF EGYPT

Like others in this series imported from Finland, Harkonen's book features outstanding color photos accompanied by a feeble text. The few opening remarks on Egypt's history are so sketchy as to be almost useless, except as random facts to caption some photos of ancient artifacts. The main text, describing different modes of life in modern Egypt (in a village, on a farm near the ruins at Thebes, on an oasis, and in Cairo), is somewhat more informative--though, again, it is really more an interpretation of these particular photos than an organized presentation. Still, the photos are splendid and give an authentic feel for the country's visual richness and its people's relative poverty.

Pub Date: Jan. 10, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Carolrhoda

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1990