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Adventures in Ancient Egypt Paperback – Sep 1 2000

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (Sept. 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550745484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550745481
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.7 x 0.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #417,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Joanna on April 18 2007
Format: Paperback
This book, as well as the five others available is the series, is a wonderful introduction to history. My daughter was given the series just as she was going into grade one and she likes them so much that she has given one or more in the series as birthday gifts to her friends for past three years.

All books in the series follow the same format: the Binkerton children, twins Josh and Emma, and their impish younger sister, Libby, find themselves in a strange travel agency, which turns out to be a time-travel agency. On opening a history book handed to them by the owner of the agency (and author of the book), Mr. Julian T. Pettigrew, they are transported to the civilization that the book describes. In this case, they arrive in Ancient Egypt and have to cope with the various problems and crises they encounter -- conscripted into pyramid-building, being served beer to drink, encountering grave robbers and much, much more -- while reading the book that brought them there. In fact, they cannot get back to their own place and time until they have read the history book from cover to cover. Their adventures are very exciting and hysterically funny.

Each book in the series is illustrated like a comic book, with clear line-drawing pictures and with the dialogue in speech bubbles. The book that brought them there and that they have to study in order to return home is "reproduced" on each page so that you read the relevant historical facts as the heroes are experiencing it. For example, while the children are in an ancient Egyptian school, you also get to read the notes about schools and learning and hieroglyphs in Mr. Pettigrew's history book. This exposition has lots of detail that is, nevertheless, easy to read.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Learning Can Be Fun! Oct. 15 2005
By Lara Croft - Published on
Format: Paperback
I got this book along with several others for my first grader. We homeschool and are studying Ancient Egypt. We loved this book! This was by far my son's favorite. It is easy to find "photos and facts" types of book on Egypt, but this one adds a bit of fiction and adventure to the mix. It is kind of like the Magic Tree House books, but in a picture book format. The book is an adventure story with factual information listed at the bottom of each page (I guess sort of like Magic School Bus type books too). I will definitely be checking out the others in this series.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Awesome History Lesson Sept. 24 2008
By Donna J. Doak - Published on
Format: Paperback
I agree with the previous review that this book was similar to the Magic Treehouse series, but I think this book was even better than those. My six year old daughter and I loved this book. We planned on splitting it up over two nights of reading, but got so involved in the story that we read the whole book in one sitting! Super imformative and the story was woven well into the Ancient Egypt facts!! We read this as part of a homeschool lesson, but any kid who is interested in Ancient Egypt would be thrilled with this story!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Series for Kids Jan. 31 2010
By TMG - Published on
Format: Paperback
I checked out the Vikings book of this series from the library when my son was in kindergarten. This was an amusing and informative way to learn about Vikings. I have since purchased Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, and Adventures in the Ice Age.

These are well-written, well-drawn books that will give my son years of enjoyment and I recommend them for any bookshelf!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Educational and engaging Aug. 12 2011
By NK - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 7 year old loves this book. It's education and engaging. It is a bit long, but she seems to enjoy it very much. I love that she's learning something while reading it.
Love it Dec 26 2012
By J J Hillgrandmajoy - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This series of books Good Times Travel Agency is written and formatted in such a way that the children really enjoy the topic.

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