School Library Journal (01/01/2007):
Gr 58Reluctant readers will be drawn to these books' graphic format, colorful illustrations, and dialogue that brings the characters to life. "Pyramid" describes the life of a farmer and a pharaoh and the planning and building of a pyramid. "Alexander the Great" portrays the man's rise to power and his many conquests. The possibility of a conspiracy in the murder of Philip II; the story of Alexander's horse, Bucephalus; and Alexander's lifelong friendship with Hephaestion add even more interest. In the third book, Caesar's tumultuous life is presented in a clear and concise fashion. The descriptions of political intrigues and alliances through marriage and friendship give readers a sense of the life of an ambitious Roman patrician. Vivid depictions of battles in Gaul, Germany, Britannia, and Egypt are included. All three books open with brief descriptions of the main players, a paragraph of background information, and a map. Entertaining introductions."Lana Miles, Jackson Elementary School, Rosenberg, TX" Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Hornbook Guide to Children (01/01/2007):
A promising concept disappointingly executed, this historically based comic book describes the building of Pharaoh Khufu's great pyramid. The history of Egypt, the rule of the pharaoh, and the logistics of building a pyramid are explained. A format that should lend excitement to an interesting time in history instead suffers from lifeless illustrations and an awkward text. The result is both dull and convoluted. Timeline. Glos., ind. (Copyright 2007 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)
Turn the page and take a step back in time! From the Stories From History series, The Building of the Great Pyramid takes a completely factual look at the amazing Great Pyramid of Giza. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format including bright, action-packed scenes. Built nearly 5,000 years ago and taking more than 20 years and thousands or workers, the Great Pyramid of Giza still towers over Cairo, Egypt. Its enormous size dwarfs all of the other pyramids around it. To this day, few other buildings inspire such awe as the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Building of the Great Pyramid is sure to capture any reader's attention and turn even the most casual reader into a history buff! Features: - Full-Color illustrations - Fact Boxes - Timeline, glossary, and index Tales from the past meet modern-day storytelling! Epic battles, secret plots, and brave warriors await readers in the nonfiction Stories From History series. Discover history in a fast-paced format, taking readers right to the action! History has never been this exciting! Check out the other titles in this series!
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2006 pg. 367 (EAN 9780769647081, Hardcover)
School Library Journal 01/01/2007 pg. 159 (EAN 9780769647081, Hardcover)
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 180 (EAN 9780769647081, Hardcover)
School Library Journal 01/01/2007 pg. 159 (EAN 9780769646923, Paperback)
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 180 (EAN 9780769646923, Paperback)