What to Read After... The Snowman 09/12/19
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs
Publisher: Walker Books
Marcia Williams explores the rich culture and traditions of Ancient Egypt in this attractive large-format picture book. Nine stories - both real and mythical - are retold in Williams's signature style featuring both narrative text and hilarious comic-strip style speech bubbles.
Complete with hieroglyphics and gilding to create a convincingly Egyptian feel, the book begins with the creation myth of Ra, the first Egyptian god, and explores the stories of the gods and goddesses, as well as the lives of celebrated Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen and Cleopatra.
Accompanied with a historical commentary, this is an appealing and wonderfully accessible way to learn about the folklore and history of an ancient civilisation, enlivened with witty language, expressive characters and impressive fold-out sections.