The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
6 Reviews
"Until the Rosetta Stone was finally translated and the decoding of hieroglyphic writing made possible, much of Egyptian history was lost. The author has done a masterful job of distilling information, citing the highlights, and fitting it all together in an interesting and enlightening look at a puzzling subject." H. "The social and intellectual history here are fascinating. A handsome, inspiring book." K.

Notable Children's Books of 1991 (ALA)
Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)
100 Books for Reading and Sharing (NY Public Library)
Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award


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User Review  - Marcus Williams - Goodreads

a very informative journey into the importance of the rosetta stone, the history of linguistic practices and some historical lineages to boot. simple but interesting, insightful and educational Read full review

Review: The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone

User Review  - Natajia - Goodreads

Fun, quick read about the Rosetta Stone with a very clear timeline dedicated to the history of who had a hand in deciphering it. Great for anyone that has children wanting to learn more about ancient Egypt. Read full review


The Mysterious Hieroglyphs
The Stone Is Found
Clues to the Puzzle
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About the author (1993)

James Cross Giblin is the author of eighteen books for young readers, many of which have received awards and honors. Twelve of his titles, most recently Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero and When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association. In 1996 he received the Washington Post--Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for his body of work. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.

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