The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs

The Shipwrecked Sailor An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs This story is based on one found on a papyrus scroll of hieroglyphs from the nineteenth century B C Egypt It tells the tale of a voyage on the Red Sea to a mysterious and enchanted land of riches loca

  • Title: The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs
  • Author: Tamara Bower
  • ISBN: 9780689830464
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This story is based on one found on a papyrus scroll of hieroglyphs from the nineteenth century B.C Egypt It tells the tale of a voyage on the Red Sea to a mysterious and enchanted land of riches located south of Egypt On his way to the King s gold mines, a sailor is shipwrecked on a magic island, the Island of the Soul Not long after he arrives, a gigantic serpent wiThis story is based on one found on a papyrus scroll of hieroglyphs from the nineteenth century B.C Egypt It tells the tale of a voyage on the Red Sea to a mysterious and enchanted land of riches located south of Egypt On his way to the King s gold mines, a sailor is shipwrecked on a magic island, the Island of the Soul Not long after he arrives, a gigantic serpent with scales of gold appears and reveals to the sailor that he is the Prince of Punt, and is also a lone survivor The two become good friends, but one day a ship comes to rescue the sailor Bearing gifts from the Prince, the sailor returns to Egypt with full hands, and a full heart.This is a tale of the surprising and fortuitous bonds that unite us, and of the good that comes to us when we least expect it Tamara Bower s lush illustrations are rendered in Egyptian style, and phrases from the story appear in hieroglyphs with their literal translations.

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    1. Title (italicize): The Shipwrecked SailorAuthor: Tamara Bower
Illustrator (if separate from author): 
Genre: Non European
Theme(s): Culture, Friendship, good comes when you least expect it, hope
Opening line/sentence: Once there was a sailor, called Sadiki, who traveled far and wide.
Brief Book Summary: The story is about a journey on the Red Sea to a magical and enchanted place located in Egypt. A shipwrecked sailor goes on tis journey and meets a Prince. They become good friends but [...]

    2. The story is just fine in my opinion, but kido has been asking for it over and over. The illustrations are unique in that they are in the 2-D Egyptian style. My favorite thing about this book is the hieroglyphs on each page. One sentence from the text of each page is highlighted and translated into hieroglyphs. Another nice thing is the map at the end of the story.

    3. A shipwrecked sailor finds friend and hope in this adventure tale. Illustrated with glorious hieroglyphs, this is a great book.

    4. Loved the hieroglyphs that accompanied the story. Excellent illustrations. I want to read more from this author!

    5. This is an interesting quick Egyptian tale to read when covering Ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics, or just for fun.

    6. It's an interesting little tale about a man who meets a serpent-god. Not very long, but entertaining nonetheless.

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