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6 LIVING BOOKS EXPLORING THE ANCIENT WORLD


Here are six living books that will inspire and educate your children about the ancient world.


Boy of the Pyramids–A Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Ruth Fosdick Jones

Boy of the Pyramids is the heartwarming story of the unlikely friendship that forms between an Egyptian nobleman’s son, Kaffe, and Sari, a slave girl from the Sinai region. Together, they come to understand each other’s cultures, learn the traditions and farming methods of the people who live along the Nile, uncover foul play during a bullfight, and themselves in danger while seeking adventure, understand Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, and ultimately solve the mystery that is woven throughout the tale. This is an engaging story of family love, compassion, sacrifice, bravery, loyalty, and adventure!

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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark) by Elizabeth Payne

For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt's culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt's people, its pharaohs, and its golden days.

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The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

A Newbery Honor Book

Winner of a Newbery Honor, an exciting ancient Egyptian mystery!

Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith like his beloved father was. But how can he when he is all but imprisoned by his evil half-brother, Gebu? Ranofer knows the only way he can escape Gebu's abuse is by changing his destiny. But can a poor boy with no skills survive on the cutthroat streets of ancient Thebes? Then Ranofer finds a priceless golden goblet in Gebu's room and he knows his luck−and his destiny−are about to change.

[From: https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Goblet-Newbery-Library-Puffin/dp/0140303359]


The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty

Chebron, the young son of an Egyptian high priest, and Amuba, a young slave in the boy's household, are close friends; but their lives are greatly altered when Chebron accidentally kills a cat, an animal held sacred by the ancient Egyptians. Forced to flee for their safety, the boys and their companions begin a long and dangerous journey. A thrilling adventure story, this is also a tale packed with historical facts. Among other fascinating details, young readers learn about the Egyptian religion and geography, how the Nile was used for irrigation, and how the Egyptians made war and were prepared for burial. A captivating book that accurately describes life in a once magnificent civilization, this volume will especially appeal to youngsters fascinated by the life and customs of ancient Egypt.

[From: https://www.amazon.com/Cat-Bubastes-Ancient-Childrens-Classics/dp/0486423638]


The Roman Mysteries Epic 10 Books Collection Box Set (Books 1 - 10) by Caroline Lawrence

  • The Thieves of Ostia: Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy.

  • The Secrets of Vesuvius: It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay near Pompeii.

  • The Pirates of Pompeii: It is AD 79 and Mount Vesuvius has erupted, destroying Pompeii. Among the thousands of people huddled in refugee camps along the bay.

  • The Assassins of Rome: Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him.

  • The Dolphins of Laurentum: The arrival of a ragged man at the Geminus household sets in motion a series of events which take Flavia and her three friends to an opulent villa by the sea.

  • The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina: Flavia is suspicious of the new woman in her father's life, Cartilia Poplica.

  • The Enemies of Jupiter: Jonathan's father, Doctor Mordecai, is summoned to Rome to help the plague victims.

  • The Gladiators from Capua: March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new amphitheatre.

  • The Colossus of Rhodes: Anxious to solve the mystery of whether his mother is still alive, and keen to follow his uncle's dying wish.

  • The Fugitive from Corinth: It seems that Flavia's tutor, Aristo, has committed a terrible crime - attempting to murder Flavia's own father.

[From: https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Mysteries-Epic-Books-Collection/dp/1510108831]


Tirzah Paperback by TRAVIS LUCILLE

Tirzah's people, the Israelites, have been in slavery to the Egyptians for many years. Tirzah and her lame brother, Oren, help gather straw to make bricks. She observes the suffering of her people and the injustices that are done to them by the Egyptian police. Moses begs Pharaoh to let them go, but Pharaoh makes them work harder. One night, when the plague of death strikes down Pharaoh's own son, he allows the Israelites to flee on foot, only to pursue them with horses and chariots. He believes he will have them trapped between the mountains and the sea, but God miraculously delivers them. The Israelites celebrate with a song of hope and victory. Tirzah befriends a young Egyptian girl who has fled with them, even though others treat her badly. In spite of hardship and disappointment, Tirzah and her family keep trusting Yahweh to carry them through.

[From: https://www.amazon.com/Tirzah-TRAVIS-LUCILLE/dp/0836135466]





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