WOMEN IN ANCIENT EGYPT by Fiona Macdonald

WOMEN IN ANCIENT EGYPT

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In glossy textbook style, this latest entry in The Other Half of History series (Women of Ancient Greece, p. 1746, etc.) illuminates the days and lives of wealthy, middle-class, and poor women who lived thousands of years ago in Egypt. The large-scale format of the book allows elaborate full-color photographs to appear on every page, often accompanied by sidebars with brief quotations from ancient Egyptian writers. These provide the book’s main source of interest; Macdonald resorts to a textbook writing style, with deliberately short, declarative sentences that make the material sound more somber than it is. Nevertheless, this book provides a useful tracing of the role of women in history, and would be a good companion reference to Eloise Jarvis McGraw’s classic Mara, Daughter of the Nile (1953) or Sonia Levitin’s Escape from Egypt (1994). (maps, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 30th, 1999
ISBN: 0-87226-567-6
Page count: 48pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1999




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