The Great Pyramid

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Nearly 50 stories high, The Great Pyramid was built more than 4,500 years ago, made from over 2,300,00 giant stone blocks and constructed by primitive farmers. Some believe aliens from outer space created it, but the true story of the Great Pyramid is even more fascinating than the speculation.

A nation of farmers living on the green edge of a harsh desert had a king who was a god in life and death. Tens of thousands of farmers left their homes each year to chisel hard stone without iron tools and move 10-ton blocks up steep grades without the use of a wheel.

Elizabeth Mann captures the marvel that is The Great Pyramid and the people that built it. She tells the story of a world that is strange, distant and yet poignantly human. In the process, The Great Pyramid and the Old Kingdom become more than dusty remnants of an ancient civilization; they come alive.

Laura Lo Turco 's shimmering paintings are a perfect visual complement to the text, combining reality with a sense of awe and mystery. Photographs of haunting 4,500-year old walls and statues let Ancient Egypt remind the young reader that these people were indeed real.

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The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

"One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers." - Booklist

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subject_facet Egypt -- Antiquities, Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C, Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Juvenile literature, Great Pyramid (Egypt), Great Pyramid (Egypt) -- Juvenile literature, Pyramids -- Egypt
title_display The Great Pyramid
title_full The Great Pyramid / by Elizabeth Mann ; with illustrations by Laura Lo Turco
title_short The Great Pyramid
topic_facet Antiquities, Civilization, Great Pyramid (Egypt), Pyramids