Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths
Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths By Jim Weiss
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Come face to face with mummies, ancient pharaohs, and daring archaeologists, and thrill to myths of Egyptian gods & goddesses.
Storyteller Jim Weiss brings these incredible stories to life with his expressive, captivating narration.
From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up-Storyteller Jim Weiss brings a master's touch to this collection of myths and stories based on historical facts. Prefaced by background information about ancient and contemporary Egypt, the first story is a creation myth about brother gods, virtuous Osiris and cruel, deceitful Set. The succeeding tales describe the roles of Ra-Amun, Isis, and other gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon. The final two stories deal with the pyramid builders and the grave robbers who ravaged their cherished treasures, and an engrossing story of the 1881 discovery of the astonishingly rich tomb of Rameses the Great. While all the tales are well-crafted, the last two prove that fact can be as dramatic as any fiction. The stories are carefully arranged so that they build one upon the other until the final tale helps listeners understand how monumental the discovery of the tomb was not only to those who entered it after 3,200 years but also to the people of modern Egypt. Weiss's telling is captivating, with subtle voice variations. His use of language envelopes listeners in a mysterious world of myth, but with a tone that suggests respect for the culture which has nurtured these tales and created a rich history. There is no musical accompaniment or sound effectsAjust the well-modulated voice of the storyteller whose pacing and expression are masterful. School and public libraries will find this a superb choice for fans of Egyptian mythology, history, and archaeology.
Nancy L. Chu, Western Illinois University, Macomb
- Grade Level:2 - 11
- Audio CD
- Publisher:The Well-Trained Mind Press (October 1, 2015)
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 4.9 inches
- Shipping Weight:4 ounces