How the Amazon queen fought the prince of Egypt

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Mar 22, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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Queen Serpot rules the Land of Women, where the Amazon women live free, without men, and hunt and fight their own battles. But one day their peace is broken. An army of Egyptian soldiers is approaching their land, led by their prince, Pedikhons.

Pedikhons has heard stories of these warrior women. Now he has come to see them with his own eyes -- and to challenge them to combat. But the brave Serpot and her women are full of surprises. Can woman truly equal man in strength and courage?

This story of love and war is based on an actual Egyptian scroll from the Greco-Roman period. Hieroglyphic translations of key phrases, intricate paintings in the Egyptian and Assyrian styles, and extensive notes about both cultures enrich this fascinating, untold legend.

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User Review  - larasimmons2 - LibraryThing

This is Tamara Bower's take on the Egyptian Scrolls. She uses pictographs to help aide the development of the story. She boldens the original Egyptian text and translates them below and integrates ... Read full review

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User Review  - kirkonly - LibraryThing

This book uses an ancient Egyptian scroll as the illustrations and plot of the literature. Phrases that are directly related to the scroll are bolded and translated in the Egyptian language under its ... Read full review

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