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Egyptian Diary

The Journal of Nakht, Young Scribe

by Richard Platt Author · David Parkins Illustrator


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"A fresh, lively voice. . . . Replete with details of daily life." — Kirkus Reviews

The year is 1464 BC, and Nakht's family is moving to the city of Memphis. Nakht, who is studying to be a scribe, keeps a journal of the many sights and sounds of the bustling city — temples and pyramids, cargo ships, a hippopotamus hunt, even a tomb robbery. Presented as a lively diary, here is an invitation for readers to witness firsthand what life was like for one boy in Egypt 3,500 years ago.

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Richard Platt (Author)

I grew up in on the outskirts of London, England. My school was a mile away, and I walked there and back on my own. This gave me the chance to muck around and get into all kinds of mud and trouble each morning and evening. I was always rubbish at ...

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