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Your Life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt
This title covers these subjects: Egypt -- History., Pharaohs., Egypt -- Kings and rulers.
Your Life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt
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Your Life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt

You just tried out for the school play. And who wants the lead part more than anyone? YOU! Imagine wearing the finest jewels. Having a pyramid built just for you. Being bowed to and pampered wherever you go. It’s quite a life when you're treated like a god. But that’s the way it was for a pharaoh in ancient Egypt.

Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 2-5
Lexile Level590L
ATOS Level3.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #152469
Early Intervention Level26
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price



Booklist - Ann Kelley

"The year is 1804 and you’re Private George Shannon, a 17-year-old from Kentucky. Your mission? To join Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and “find a route to the Pacific Ocean, following the rivers as closely as possible.” Much cooler than simply reading about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, right? The titles in the Way It Was series offer role-playing (in the form of a school play) as an entry point to history. A narrator, who appears on most spreads, speaks directly to the reader, telling him or her how to feel (“you’re not scared”) and providing commentary as each crisis—mosquitoes! frostbite!—presents itself. Sidebars on each page supply the hard facts, while cartoonlike images reflect the playful tone of the main narration. Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition means facing the brutal winter at Fort Mandan and coming face-to-face with grizzly bears. In Your Life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, kids become Pharaoh Nebibi, living in 2401 BCE, who needs to supervise the construction of a pyramid. From there, readers wend through life in ancient Egypt, encountering tomb robbers and war. While the cartoon illustrations can make the Native Americans and Egyptians look stereotypical at times, for the most part, they’re lively and engaging. A ton of fun and the closest kids can get (so far) to a time machine." - Booklist

November 1, 2012


Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2013 YA Top 40 Beautifully illustrated and fun nonfiction treatment of exactly what it would be like to step into the life of Pharaoah Nabibi in 2401 B.C.

May 1, 2013

Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than fifty books for young readers. Her book Ropes of Revolution won the 2008 Moonbeam Award for best graphic novel. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and cat.

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