Egyptian Mythology

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Egyptian mythology is full of fascinating characters and stories. Each mythological story is tied to ancient Egyptian culture and religion. This series serves as an exciting lens through which readers can learn about and enjoy history. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Kids Core is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Egyptian Mythology (8 titles)
Anubis 4.6
Hathor 4.3
Horus 4.3
Isis 4.7
Maat 4.7
Osiris 4.4
Ra 4.4
Seth 4.3
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF052030, JNF025010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Myths & Legends
Copyright 2023
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Kids Core
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2022-08-01
ISBN 9781532198649, 9781098272296
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8.25 x 10.25
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents

Egyptian Mythology-School Library Journal

The slim titles in this handsome series pack plenty of solid information into concise, clearly written sentences. The narratives provide facts not only about individual gods, but also about their roles in ancient Egyptian society. Each volume introduces the featured god, then discusses Egyptian mythology generally and also ancient Egyptian history, culture, and civilization; gods’ roles are well established within their societies. New vocabulary is set in colored boldfaced type and defined in a glossary without pronunciation guides; some terms, e.g., “BCE,” aren’t defined. The volumes feature eye-catching design: striking covers; boldly colored pages filled with captioned illustrations and photos, mainly portraying featured gods in drawings, statues, buildings, wall paintings/carvings, tombs, etc.; labeled maps and pictorial insets or charts/diagrams. Sidebars provide information that enhances texts. “Explore Online” and “Further Evidence” sidebars include questions students can answer by ­accessing the accompanying publisher’s websites (though the questions require “yes” or “no” answers only). Note: A dubious feature in each volume is “Primary Source,” which presents a short quote from a (cited) scholarly source, then encourages students, in a follow-up activity entitled “Comparing Texts” or “What’s the Big Idea?” to write about or discuss how the quote does or doesn’t support what students have read about to that point. However, the term “primary source” isn’t defined, nor is its importance to the study of history explained. The quotes are vague, making this an uninventive, impractical, pointless, and potentially frustrating activity, particularly for younger students. VERDICT Recommended for school libraries. Despite the caveat, this is a fine resource for students studying ancient Egyptian and/or world ­mythology and ancient Egyptian history, ­culture, civilization, and art.
The very colorful “Egyptian Mythology” series (ABDO) is a fine, fact-filled resource for middle graders.