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The Awesome Egyptians (Horrible Histories) Paperback – 7 May 2007
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In The Awesome Egyptians the persistent delving into the toilet of history by author Terry Deary and cohort Peter Hepplewhite leaves no stone - or rather, Pyramid - unturned in this hilariously vile Horrible History.
How to make your own mummy, how to test the theory that pyramids have magical powers and, among all the handy hints and tips, a few tales of dodgy Pharaohs and their nasty habits.
Anyone who ever thought they knew all they needed to know about the Egyptians and their strange ways will be amazed at the gaps in their knowledge as they discover which king had the most blackheads, unusual ways Victorians displayed their mummies and how to become a true Egyptian peasant in ten easy (or, in fact, rather difficult) stages.
The Awesome Egyptians will tickle the fancy of readers young and old, giving hieroglyphics and bandages a whole new, never to be forgotten meaning. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book instructs you on how to make a mummy, tells you about some rather strange traditions and how to bury your own Pharoah in his own pyramid.
Overall, a perfect book to read for children and teenagers alike, combining Terry Deary's perfect humour with facts which will stick with the reader for the rest of their lives!
Want to know:-
which king had the worst blackheads?
why some kings had to wear false beards?
why the peasants were revolting?
Read on to find some foul facts about death and decay, revolting recipes for 3000-year-old sweets, how to make a mean mummy, and some awful Egyptian arithmetic.
History with the nasty bits left in!
History has never been so horrible!'
A witty, colourful cover opens to 128 pages, split over 12 chapters:-
Awesome Egyptian events
The power of the pyramids
The magic of the mummies
The curse of the mummy's tomb
Gruesome grave robbers
The remarkable river
A gallery of gods
Awesome troublesome Egyptians
Live like an Egyptian
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written with the typical Deary humour, aided by Peter Hepplewhite - in a variety of fonts, and superb illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.
Two children embark on an adventure to Ancient Egypt and are given the task of preparing a party for King Tut, whilst his advisor tries to thwart them. Lots of historical facts are thrown at you as the humorous story progresses.
I rated it 4 instead of 5 because the girl's voice is so incredibly irritating.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A well thought through overview of how the ancient Egyptians lived, told through the eyes of a modern person. An enjoyable read for kids and maybe adults too!Published 3 months ago by omolola babalola / tosin lanipekun
Good DVD, my son enjoyed watching this and found it informative and funny. Makes learning history more interesting.Published 5 months ago by Busy Mother of Three
Love these books, so does my son! Such a fun way to learn history, I bought the whole boxset!Published 9 months ago by Mr. Sean J. Mckeown
Great DVD for year 4's. Just the right length - and deals with lots of things for discussion afterwards. Promptly delivered.Published 11 months ago by Hazel
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FANTASTIC READING FOR AN 8 YEAR OLD LEARNING ABOUT EGYPTAINS AT SCHOOL. MY DAUGHTER LOVED IT.Published 16 months ago by Nikki