Tales of Ancient Egypt

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 28, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 214 pages
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These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story. With a witty introduction by award-winning author, poet and former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.

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Egypt is one of the oldest literary cultures on earth, dating from 3200 B.C. when Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt. The tales in this book are divided into three sections. “Tales of the Gods” tell ... Read full review

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Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my 12yo son. I grew up reading assorted Puffins of myths, legends and fairy tales by Roger Lancelyn Green. I especially remember one called The Book of Dragons. I'm ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by traditional fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. As well tales from ancient Egypt, his retellings include Greek and Norse legends, plus a retelling of Robin Hood. He died in 1987.

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