AMUNY, BOY OF OLD EGYPT by Miriam Schlein

AMUNY, BOY OF OLD EGYPT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Within the authentic setting of ancient Egypt, Miriam Schlein weaves a story of aspiration and achievement, of an Egyptian farm boy who longs to raise himself to a more exalted life. How he studies to become a scribe, his assiduous mastery of hieroglyphics and his eventual triumph as a scholar of merit comprise a most appealing story. The life and the times are richly drawn, from the agricultural fields with their unique dependence on the regenerating Nile to the splendor of the courts and pyramids of Pharaoh. The author's accurate research and solidly grounded plot breathe life into a long bygone era.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1961
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman