Friday, May 15, 2009


Egyptology is more than a book. It is a scrapbook dedicated to the 1926 Egyptian expedition of "Emily Sands" that includes her letters, pictures, tickets, maps, notes, booklets, cards and even a scrap of mummy cloth. In fact there is something that lifts, inserts, ties or unfolds on every page. While browsing through it's pages I couldn't help but think back to my days of employment at an offset printing plant and feel incredibly sorry for the bindery department that put this book together. They must have gone through plenty of aspirin! But it all paid off with a gorgeous book that is worthy of your coffee table. Each spread is brimming with facts that will be absorbed over many sittings. If you enjoy this book you might also consider the companion book, The Egyptology Handbook. The publisher, Candlewick Press, has produced an entire series of "ology" books including Pirateology, Mythology, Wizardology and Dragonology. I suggest you check out their free interactive site at I think your kids will get a kick out of it.

Ages 9-12

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