- Category: Ages 8-12, Living History
With poetic language and striking illustrations, Weitzman tells the story of how one of the greatest boats of ancient Egypt came to be built—and built again.
In the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the most skilled shipwrights in all of Egypt are building an enormous vessel that will transport Cheops, the mighty pharaoh, across the winding waterway and into a new world. Pharaoh’s boat will be a wonder to behold, and well prepared for the voyage ahead. But no one, not even the Egyptian king himself, could have imagined just where the journey of Pharaoh’s boat would ultimately lead.
Double gatefold at the end, a four page spread measuring over 41 inches, showcasing Pharaoh’s boat.
Starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal and Booklist
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2009
American Library Association Notable Book 2010
Children’s Africana Book Awards, 2010 Best Book for Young Children
California Readers 2011 Book Collections for School Libraries
Junior Library Guild Featured Selection