The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone  -     By: James Cross Giblin
    Illustrated By: Patricia Tobin
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The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone

Illustrated By: Patricia Tobin
HarperCollins / 1993 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 9.08 X 5.94 X 0.28 (inches)
ISBN: 0064461378
ISBN-13: 9780064461375
Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

Decipher the history of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with this enlightening account of the discovery and translation of the Rosetta Stone. Packed with illustrations, engravings, and historical photographs, The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone is an informative yet accessible overview perfect for aspiring young Egyptologists, kids interested in archaeology, and students in grades 3 to 7.

This ALA Notable Children's Book also includes excerpts from the translated text of the Rosetta Stone and a bibliography with suggestions for further reading, making it an ideal starting point for Ancient Egyptian research and reports.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Author Bio

James Cross Giblin is the author of eighteen books for young readers, many of which have received awards and honors. Twelve of his titles, most recently Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero and When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association. In 1996 he received the Washington Post--Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for his body of work. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.

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