Feb
10

Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers: One Hundred Ancient Egyptian Jobs You Might Have Desired or Dreaded

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Written by Kristin Butcher, Illustrated by Martha Newbigging

Travel back in time to discover many fascinating aspects of life in daily life in ancient Egypt.  Kristen Butcher provides a very funny history lesson that keeps both kids and adults entertained while they find out some of the best and worst jobs from the time of the Pharoahs.

So would you rather be a sandal-bearer to the Pharoah or a slave building a pyramid?  It’s a trick question.  We find out that although the sandal-bearer has an easier life, he was required to kiss the monarch’s big toe each time he put the shoes on. Yuk! Along with the description of jobs and occupations, there are plenty of details of culture, music, games, commerce, religion and life and death in Egyptian times.  Speaking of death, did you know they actually had professional mourners?

Accompanied by humorous illustrations, this book is the best kind of stealth learning. Kids can’t wait to read more and absorb the information while a clever writer helps to paint a picture of a civilization that contributed greatly to world culture.


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