Curse of the Crocodile God
by Stewart Ross
DK - Children's Graphic Novel
Curse of the Crocodile God never made it into my sidebar because it's a children's graphic novel (published by DK in 2007) and at just 48 pages it's naturally a very easy read so I finished it within a short time of picking it up to read.
Set in ancient Egypt, Curse of the Crocodile God tells the story of Methen, a young boy, and his slave friend, Madja. When Methen and Madja see robbers stealing from a pyramid, they set out to find the grave robbers, putting their own lives in danger.
For a children's graphic novel, Curse of the Crocodile God packs a surprising punch. It has both an exciting storyline and a lot of useful information about Egypt. Each page has a line of text on relevant historical facts running across the bottom and there's a very informative illustrated glossary at the back of the book.
Curse of the Crocodile God would make a great resource for teachers or just a fun book for kids to enjoy. Amazon has the age range listed as 9-12 years. Unfortunately, the book appears to be out of print. I read a copy borrowed from the homeless shelter store just for the fun of it and actually learned a few new things.
In other news:
I've finished 10 Lessons from a Former Fat Girl and will review that, next. I liked it. Details later.
Yesterday, I got to meet Amy from Amy Reads! I look grumpy in this picture but Amy leaned way over in this shot so I like the fact that I don't look quite so shrimpy. Isn't she a doll?
We had so much fun chatting about blogging and books that Borders practically had to kick us out of the cafe. We didn't cease chattering until they announced that the store was about to close. Fun!!! Amy's the first blogger I've met in person. We have quite different taste in books, although we both love nonfiction for the chance to learn about a variety of topics. Did it matter that we don't read the same books? Not one bit. We probably would have chatted till the cows came home if Borders hadn't stopped us by inconveniently closing in the midst of our conversation.
And, on that note . . . I'm really happy that we still have a Borders.