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Children's "Who Built the Pyramids" Pharaoh Senwosret Ancient Egypt Tomb Robbers

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Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Who Built The Pyramid? By Meredith Hooper, Illustrated by Robin Heighway-Bury. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 37 pages. Publisher: Candlewick Press; (2001). Everyone from the mighty King of Egypt to the lowly water carrier claims to have built the pyramid. And whether you're asking the high priest of the stone mason, each person has a good reason why they were the key. Discover the role these different individuals played in the building of a real pyramid over four thousand years ago. With lively text and bold illustrations, Meredith Hooper and Robin Heighway-Bury look at one of the wonders of ancient Egypt. CONDITION: New hardcover w/dustjacket. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: Meredith Hooper uses the story book form to make the latest research available for a young audience. A historian by training, Meredith is the author of "River Story", as well as many other books for children on subjects ranging from the history of water to the history of inventions. Robin Heighway-Bury has been illustrating for sixteen years, but this is his first book for children. Robin lives in London and found inspiration for his illustrations for "Who Built the Pyramid" at the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum, which is just a short distance from his studio. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: This book begins by stating the claims of those who insist they built the pyramid. The king, his chief minister, high priest, quarry master, foreman of the gangs, laborers, water carrier, stonemason, sculptor of the capstone and the king's son each asserts that his was the key role. Then comes the tomb robber's tale. He tells of tunneling into the king's burial chamber and stealing everything of value. These individual stories are told in double-page spreads with illustrations and typeface inspired by art in the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum. This part could stand alone as an interesting and insightful, though brief, introduction to the pyramids. Fortunately for those who want to know more, it is followed by a wealth of background material divided into categories: "What Happened Next," "Discoveries," and "Building Senwosret's Pyramid." The reader learns that Senwosret's pyramid was the biggest and highest built in Egypt for 500 years and that it took the cooperation of perhaps 5,000 people to build. Illustrations include photos of the pyramid as it looks today and of the valley in which it sits, a statue of Senwosret I that was found at the pyramid site, an archeologist's photograph of the offerings uncovered in one foundation pit, and drawings of the pyramid location up close and from a distance. An index is included to make this a most useful book. Through a combination of fiction and nonfiction, Hooper describes the construction of Senwosret's pyramid in Egypt 4000 years ago. On each illustrated spread, a different person claims to have built the pyramid, from Montuhotep, who designed it, to Inyotef, who sculpted the capstone, to Wah, who carried water to workers at the site. Some of the figures are real, others are fictional but together they ask readers to consider how many people it took to accomplish this great feat. The oversized computer drawings in bold, bright colors are striking. Final pages provide additional information on the planning, building, and robbing of the tomb. Color photos of the site and artifacts accompany this section. Although there are a number of titles for this audience on pyramids, this book approaches the topic in a unique way. An unusual blend of fiction and nonfiction celebrates the individuals whose collective efforts built a pyramid 4,000 years ago. From Senwosret, the king who commanded its construction, through Imhotep, the priest who determined its placement, and Nakht, one of the laborers who actually wrestled the stones into place, to Wah, the water carrier-and Sasobek, the tomb robber who raided it; each man answers the question, "who built the pyramid?" with brief poetic lines that capture each contribution. Nesumontu, the stonemason, says, "With my sharp eye and steady hand. I'm a stonemason, like my father before me. I cut and shaped the casing stones to fit tight together on the outside of the pyramid. You couldn't slide a hair between them! I built the pyramid." One full-bleed, double-page spread highlights each contributor's efforts, the stylized, blocky human figures in terra-cotta, against terra-cotta sand, white stone, and turquoise sky. Eight pages of concise, clear prose accompanied by photographs and diagrams follow these poetic presentations to explain "what happened next" and to explore in greater detail the building, robbing, and excavation of the pyramid. Four of the characters introduced in the main body of the work were actual historical figures. Hooper and newcomer Heighway-Bury, have concocted a sophisticated yet easily appreciated offering for budding Egyptophiles. Ten men answer the title question, "Who Built the Pyramid?" each one claiming, "I did!" In descending order from the King of Egypt (Senwosret) and the high priest to the water carrier and the laborer, each man cites the role he played in the process. The catalog ends with a tomb robber who doesn't care who built the pyramid; he's just happy because "I knew how to get in." In the first part of the book Heighway-Bury uses broadly exaggerated characters, display type, and backgrounds colored with strong terra-cotta and turquoise hues. The design is more traditional for the eight pages of back matter comprising color photos, maps, and text that provide information on the building of Senwosret's tomb, which was constructed some 4,000 years ago. This unusual packaging of information initially appears simplistic, but the sequential story-like text supplemented by historical facts will convey appreciation for the time and place. Adults can set the stage for children who don't know about the pyramids by reading the fictional story and then using the factual follow-up for discussion. READER REVIEWS: A truly egalitarian look at how a real pyramid was built. I teach preschool age children. For two years I've taught Egypt and read this to them. Kid children love it! The art is bold, so are the characters! Everyone has a right to claim that they built the pyramid. This story invites all sorts of questions from the kids, such as, "why is that mans face like that? Why is that man darker than the others? Why are they wearing diapers?" :) Which, thrillingly, invites discussion answers, such as, "that man is pulling a huge stone up a ramp. He's big because its hard work, he's sweaty because it's hot in the desert and he's dark from being in the sun all day with hardly any clothes on....etc". "See the river in the background? That's the Nile! Remember, the river that flows upwards?" I also liked the part where they do mention that you can't fit a piece of paper between each stone block of the pyramid. Another amazing fact that just happens to be in there and contributes to the overall quality. The story takes a page from each person who might have contributed to the entire construction of a pyramid, from Pharaoh down to water carrier. At the end of the book, there are some pictures of what the pyramid and Senwosret the Pharaoh looked like. Enjoyable for a variety of childhood ages and levels. The kids really pick up on the theme and are educated at the same time. Why aren't there more books like this out there??? Who did build the pyramid? In this innovative nonfiction title, everyone from the mighty king to the lowly water carrier claims to have built this massive monument. And whether you're asking the high priest or the stone mason, each person has a good reason to claim credit for a real pyramid that was built more than four thousand years ago. With lively text and bold illustrations, Meredith Hooper and Robin Heighway-Bury create an unusual, carefully researched look at one of the wonders of ancient Egypt. Meredith Hooper has worked with Egyptologists at the British Museum in London and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to create this story, and fact-filled endnotes provide even more fascinating information. This is an excellent book for children that gives them an insight into history. Children will love the illustrations and the interesting facts. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. . All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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