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Weird But True Know-It-All: Ancient Egypt
By (author): Sarah Wassner Flynn
9781426335457 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Ancient Aug 27, 2019
$17.99 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.5 in 192 pages National Geographic Children's Books
Powerful pharaohs, deadly curses, beautiful queens, legendary cities, tombs filled with gold…you’ll know it all by the time you finish this smart and wacky book!

Did you know that ancient Egyptians formed the world’s first police force? The 365-day calendar? We have ancient Egypt to thank for that, too! And the next time your parents tell you to brush your teeth, you can tell them that ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrush and toothpaste. In this cool book, you’ll find out what life was like 3,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River, explore the lives of famous pharaohs determined to leave their mark no matter the cost, and get the lowdown on famous battles for power. Discover weird facts about famous people, from Cleopatra to King Tut—and about famous places, from Alexandria to Thebes. It’s a must-have for all budding Egyptologists, archaeologists, or kids who want to be in-the-know about this fascinating civilization!

Series Overview: Bursting onto the book scene in late 2009, Weird But True! paperbacks—with a distinct colorful design, whimsical typography, and square shape—became instant hits. Ultimate Weird But True—the large format, hardcover addition to the series—took this brand to a new level, selling thousands of copies in its first few weeks alone. The series has sold more than 5 million copies to date. Born as a monthly page in National Geographic Kids magazine in 2004, Weird But True has been the most popular feature every month since its inception. Weird But True Know-It-All titles take the same classic branding, and dive deeper to provide kids with a comprehensive overview of everything they need to know about a single subject, while packing in all the wacky, weird tidbits!

SERIES SUCCESS RECORD: This is the newest addition to the blockbuster Weird But True! series, now with more than 5 million books in print, including volumes 1-10 paperbacks, three hardcovers (Ultimate Weird But True! 1, 2, and 3), amazingly weird topic books, journals, sticker and doodle activity books, and other spin-off paperbacks!

SERIES RECOGNITION: Know-It-All has the Weird But True logo and is designed in Weird But True’s signature style, but has its own personality, with whimsical illustrations, fun type treatments, and loads of cool photographs.

ATTRACTIVE, ACCESSIBLE, ASPIRATIONAL LEARNING: More fun for fact-loving kids everywhere!

LOADED FOR LEARNING: This book is filled with quirky facts and real substance that builds interest and encourages further learning.

MYTHOLOGY IS A HOT TOPIC among tweens, led by Rick Riordan books and Thor movies.

SARAH WASSNER FLYNN is a longtime writer for National Geographic Kids. She loves writing, running, and triathlons. When she’s not writing about races, she’s usually training or competing in one. She also writes nonfiction books and articles for kids and teens, like The National Geographic Kids National Park Guide U.S.A., This Book Stinks, Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology, and The Girl’s Life Guide to the Most Amazing You.

DR. JENNIFER HOUSER WEGNER is a research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Egyptian section, and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Author Residence: Rockville, Maryland


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