Beautifully retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this earliest-known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus, the falcon, sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt.
The Day of Ahmed's SecretAs young Ahmed delivers butane gas to customers all over the city of Cairo, he thinks, I have a secret. All day long, as he maneuvers his donkey cart through streets crowded with cars and camels, down alleys filled with merchants' stalls, and past buildings a thousand years old, Ahmed keeps his secret safe inside. It is so special, so wonderful, that he can reveal it only to his family, only when he returns home, only at the end of the day.
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning, they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did most ancient Egyptians spend their days? How were the pyramids built? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
From Scott Peters, award-winning author and creator of over 300 museum and science center exhibits worldwide, comes an enchanting, hearty adventure.Meet ancient Egypt's favorite young detectives: twelve-year-old Zet, his trusty kid-sister Kat, and their best friend, Hui. Packed full of whimsy, fun, and old-world charm.Can these three keen children solve the puzzle of the missing amulets?Zet is on the trail: priceless amulets are disappearing all over ancient Egypt's city of Thebes. No one can figure out where they've gone. To make matters worse, Zet's best friend is trapped in a secretive jewelry apprentice school and visitors aren't allowed! Armed with curiosity--and a brainy sister who can read and write hieroglyphics--Zet sets out in search of clues. Along the way, the siblings hunt for a meddling ghost, climb through a stinky garbage pile, sidestep a quick-tempered medjay police chief, and learn how hard it is to make a golden amulet. But when their backs are against the wall, Zet, Kat, and Hui rely on the one thing they know best: each other. Because friends, they stick together.• Watch out! This brain-teaser is infused with magic amulets . . .• Kid-friendly storytelling woven with mind-boggling facts!• Strange, missing artifacts abound• An evil gatekeeper guards the secret jewelsWhat kids are saying: "I am 11 years old. I could not put this book down." What parents are saying:"has reread them more than once!"What teachers are saying: "students ask to borrow the book" Curl up with this old-school yarn from the author the Historical Fiction Society calls 'a natural and gifted storyteller'.A middle-grade mystery that combines Hardy Boys style sleuthing with heart-warming characters for an exciting puzzle that's perfectly suited for the whole family.Set out for adventure!
Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain’s occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century. The novels of The Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his gentle, oppressed wife, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons–the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad’s rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination in Palace of Desire, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz’s vivid tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax as the aging patriarch sees one grandson become a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the lover of a powerful politician. Throughout the trilogy, the family’s trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two World Wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries. Filled with compelling drama, earthy humor, and remarkable insight, The Cairo Trilogy is the achievement of a master storyteller.
Booker Prize Finalist Here is an extraordinary cross-cultural love story that unfurls across Egypt, England, and the United States over the course of a century. Isabel Parkman, a divorced American journalist, has fallen in love with a gifted and difficult Egyptian-American conductor. Shadowing her romance is the courtship of her great-grandparents Anna and Sharif nearly one hundred years before. In 1900 the recently widows Anna Winterbourne left England for Egypt, an outpost of the Empire roiling with political sentiment. She soon found herself enraptured by the real Egypt and in love with Sharif Pasha al-Baroudi, an Egyptian nationalist. When Isabel, in an attempt to discover the truth behind her heritage, reenacts Anna’s excursion to Egypt, the story of her great-grandparents unravels before her, revealing startling parallels for her own life. Combining the romance and intricate narrative of a nineteenth-century novel with a very modern sense of culture and politics—both sexual and international—Ahdaf Soueif has created a thoroughly seductive and mesmerizing tale.
Love Still Walks The Earth and it will follow you all the days of your life. Available in Large Print! Featured as a book to read in, READ THE WORLD: BOOKS ABOUT AFRICA FOR KIDSNovember 26, 2018, https://kidworldcitizen.org/books-about-africa-for-kids/A beautiful, mythological story that will enhance a study of: “Ancient civilizations and storytelling about superheroes. Kindergarten classes love to learn all the facts and big names. Seeing their smiling faces you know that “love walks the earth” and so it will” ...Books2Read“An interesting and lovely book about love. The illustrations were beautiful, and the book is one that belongs in a collection of stories for a child or adult”. Mary Griffith Chalupsky, AuthorWhen Love Walked the Earth: An African Myth is an story set in Egypt. “This book is filled with helpful information, including maps, vocabulary words, teaching guides, and constellations. The myth is thoroughly researched, as seen through the list of relevant references. Each portion of the myth is accompanied by a watercolor”. When Love Walked the Earth, tells the story of king Osiris’ crusade to spread love around the world; The challenges his son faces to become the king; And the miraculous power of his queen. It is filled with surprising information about Africa. This is such a touching story! One cannot help but fall in love with the book.After you read the book, please leave a review on my www.amazon.com/when-love-walked-earth-african/dp/0692109056/ page and I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to my email list at www.evaharleychiphe.com for a free audiobook after the purchase of the paperback version.
"All the men I did get to know, every single man of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of make-up." --Excerpt