Awful Egyptians

Awful Egyptians Terry Deary returns to one of the most popular of the Horrible Histories topics and reveals disgusting details about the awesome ancients their groovy gods potty pyramids and of course their mad mu

  • Title: Awful Egyptians
  • Author: Terry Deary MartinBrown
  • ISBN: 9780439953962
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Terry Deary returns to one of the most popular of the Horrible Histories topics and reveals disgusting details about the awesome ancients, their groovy gods, potty pyramids and of course, their mad mummies Readers can find out how a hunted hippo got his own back on a phoul pharaoh and discover the truth about the cool queen Cleo and the curse of Tutankhaumun There sTerry Deary returns to one of the most popular of the Horrible Histories topics and reveals disgusting details about the awesome ancients, their groovy gods, potty pyramids and of course, their mad mummies Readers can find out how a hunted hippo got his own back on a phoul pharaoh and discover the truth about the cool queen Cleo and the curse of Tutankhaumun There s also a top ten of phunny pharaohs, a mad mummies quiz and lots of foul facts about the messy mistakes the Egyptians made before becoming mummy making experts History has never been so horrible

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    1. As a child history was one of my favourite school subjects thus making Horrible Histories the perfect books for me.Nowadays children have the television series yet I belong to the older group that had the books. Personally, I believe any child who has an interest in history should give these books a go. They’re truly gripping and so many topics are covered. Honestly, Horrible Histories are well worth a read.

    2. The Awful Egyptians is a historical novel written by Terry Deary. As you can see from the title this book is about Egyptians back in the 3000BC. Throughout this book, there are many illustrations explaining the activities of the Egyptians. As for my first paragraph, I will be explaining the truth about Tutankhamun. Then as my second paragraph, I will explain the awful army. Then finally a conclusion that will explain my favorite parts of the book. Throughout the history of Egyptians Tutankhamun [...]

    3. Awful Egyptians (Horrible Histories) is an exciting novel written by Terry Deary and is illustrated by Martin C.Brown.The novel takes place in ancient Egypt where Pharaohs existed.The novel talks about how they mummify a dead (rich) person, only rich can afford to get mummified, others were only buried or given to animals to prey in.The Egyptians believed in many gods such as Anubis, who was the God of Death.He controls whether you should go to Heaven or Hell, he puts your heart on a scale and s [...]

    4. I thought this book was funny but factual. This book was written by Terry Deary.It gives a funny and gruesome way of telling history. There books are hilarious. They can make you laugh your head off. I love this book and the rest of the series.

    5. It seems like I was the only person not to learn about the Egyptians at school so here I am 3 weeks before my 20th birthday reading the horrible histories book! I really enjoyed it, a very easy read filled with lots of facts and quizzes to keep you actively reading. I would recommend to anyone, no matter how old, if they want to begin to learn a little bit about the Egyptians.

    6. Loved this book! Really interesting facts in the book even though there is comedy side to it all! I love reading about Egyptians and really enjoyed this book :)

    7. I've read The Awesome Egyptians just before this one, and noticed Terry Deary contradicts himself quite a lot between the two. Was his research not thorough enough?

    8. This is a great format for learning history in a relaxed and enjoyable way. I loved the combination of humour, comic panels and quizzes to convey information in an entertaining and engaging manner.However, several sections of this book are completely irresponsible to the subject matter and to child readers.Towards the start of the book, a section on the Biblical story of the Exodus is sandwiched between sections on Ramesses and Tutankhamun with no signifier to indicate to readers the transition [...]

    9. The Horrible Histories series really is an amazing series for children to learn about history in a way that makes things interesting. Terry Deary’s writing style makes me suspect his history teachers bored him to tears. He has more hatred for the way history is taught in school than I do, which is really, truly saying something. The illustrations by Martin Brown bring home his points very well and they can be laugh-out-loud funny at times.As for how accurate Awful Egyptians is, well, it’s no [...]

    10. Note: I picked up this book for the development of a lesson plan, therefore the book was viewed from an education perspective and its use during a unit on Ancient Egypt.When I saw this book at the CRC (the university library for students in the Education program), I kind of screamed. I read this entire series when I was in high school and I remember them being awesome! Informative and so funny!sadly, after reading it as a more informed adult, it is not living up to my memories. The jokes are sti [...]

    11. Quite good! and with a tone and approach I think is not seen as often in similar American-published books. (I really can't imagine a book from the USA using the word "poo" so gleefully.) I do question a couple of the details provided, but even those make a great jumping off point for kids. This book should be a part, rather than the whole, of a kid's reading and exploration of early Egyptians. Recommended, too, for those who are trying to bulk up a 'history of world religions'/'important cultura [...]

    12. I thought that this book is reasonably good, but I found it slightly bland.If it described things in better detail it would be a perfect book on the ancient Egyptians. They are very interesting, but Terrry Deary needs to describe their legends and myths in more depth. This goes for many of his other books. I particularly enjoyed the part about THE CURSE OF TUTANKHAMUN!!!!!(scary thunderclap!!!)stopit jack!!!!!!!!!!!

    13. This was my first brush with the Horrible Histories and I must say I truly enjoyed the book. There were quite a number of things I had not known about the Egyptians that I have never read nor was I taught when I took World History. This book is perfect read for any child and it might well get them into enjoying history.

    14. i'm 21 and i think i can remember not being keen on these books when i was a kid, i was average in class and liked history but these books seemed boring. the history facts in this book are brilliant and the childish humour make it fun to read, i wonder why these are kids books lol; i read this after loving the programme and i'm definatly going to read more of these!

    15. informative and highly entertaining book about the Egyptians. My favorite part was when the story about Djehuty which closely resembled the Trojan horse story. It seems that many people come up with the same ideas.

    16. How many of us read the Horrible Histories as children and claimed to know everything about the world? I know I did! I would read the books and the proudly tell anyone that would listen that I knew facts about the world that they couldn't possibly know. I love these books.

    17. We really liked it , full of gruesome facts!great ! one story in it was where napolion said "ziz iz strange" because he saw a dead cat in a pyramid. Maybe a egyptian pyramid is magic had mummified the cat,it's soft parts had not rotted away!COOL!

    18. Será infantil, pero he aprendido unas cuantas cosas nuevas mientras me echaba unas risas, que no es poco.

    19. Entertaining and educational. It makes one want to have more in-depth knowledge about the different topics.

    20. What another gem!Great read for pre-teens and early teens to learn history in a fun, honest, factual way.

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