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Pyramid

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"The mystery of the pyramids is solved before our eyes" in this illustrated YA guide to their construction by the Caldecott Medal-winning author (Kirkus).

In Pyramid, acclaimed author and illustrator David Macaulay explores the construction of ancient Egyptian pyramids from the initial planning stages to the methods used to lift stones up to the structure's highest level. Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations your readers are introduced not only to ancient Egyptian engineering, tools, and labor practices, but also the philosophy of life, death, and afterlife that made these awe-inspiring monuments necessary as a pharaoh's final resting place.

"Macaulay's brilliant Pyramid shows, detail by detail, how the great pharaohs' burial places were conceived and constructed... His draftsmanship is unexcelled, and his book is pharaonic in opulence and design."—Time

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 11, 2020

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547348391
  • Release date: June 11, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547348391
  • File size: 111392 KB
  • Release date: June 11, 2020

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.5
Lexile® Measure:1110
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:6-9

"The mystery of the pyramids is solved before our eyes" in this illustrated YA guide to their construction by the Caldecott Medal-winning author (Kirkus).

In Pyramid, acclaimed author and illustrator David Macaulay explores the construction of ancient Egyptian pyramids from the initial planning stages to the methods used to lift stones up to the structure's highest level. Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations your readers are introduced not only to ancient Egyptian engineering, tools, and labor practices, but also the philosophy of life, death, and afterlife that made these awe-inspiring monuments necessary as a pharaoh's final resting place.

"Macaulay's brilliant Pyramid shows, detail by detail, how the great pharaohs' burial places were conceived and constructed... His draftsmanship is unexcelled, and his book is pharaonic in opulence and design."—Time

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