Hieroglyphs from A to Z: A Rhyming Book with Ancient Egyptian Stencils for Kids
With bold graphics, charming, rhyming text, and solid educational content, it explains the hieroglyphic code while imparting important facts about ancient Egypt. As an added bonus, a separate sheet of stencils is provided, slipped inside the back cover, so that kids can easily draw their own hieroglyphs. All told, this is the perfect book for any small visitor to a museum with Egyptian artifacts, or for any child who simply loves words and pictures.
The Gelett Burgess Center for Creative Expression awarded this book the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Honor. This award honors the best family-friendly children’s books inspiring imagination and creativity. Originally published in 1991 by the Boston Museum of Fine Art, this popular best-seller is now back in print.
About the AUTHOR
Peter Der Manuelian became interested in ancient Egypt not long after learning his own ABCs. He received a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. After working at the pyramids of Giza and the temples of Thebes in Egypt, he joined the curatorial staff of the Department of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is interested in using the tools of the future to study the past, and combined his hand-drawn hieroglyphic artwork with a computer to produce this book.