Item description for The Great Pyramid: The story of the farmers, the god-king and the most astonding structure ever built (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann & Laura Turco...
Overview Presents a history of the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza and the civilization that produced it.
Here's the story of the Great Pyramid and the people who built it. In the author's telling, the Old Kingdom comes alive: a nation of farmers living on the green edge of a harsh desert with a king who was a god in life and in death. Tens of thousands of farmers left home each year to chisel hard stone without iron tools and move 10-ton blocks up steep grades without the use of a wheel, all to the glory of the Pharaoh.
"Wonders of the World" series
The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.
""One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers."" - Booklist
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.94" Width: 9.14" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2006
Publisher Mikaya Press
ISBN 1931414114 ISBN13 9781931414111
Availability 0 units.
More About Elizabeth Mann & Laura Turco
Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press.
Fernando Rangel was born in Bogata, Colombia, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. He earned a B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts and trained at the Chatauqua School of Art.
Elizabeth Mann currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Elizabeth Mann was born in 1948.