cover image Secrets of the Sphinx

Secrets of the Sphinx

James Cross Giblin. Scholastic Press, $17.95 (47pp) ISBN 978-0-590-09847-2

James Cross Giblin (The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone) transports readers to Egypt once again for Secrets of the Sphinx, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. The author delves into the debates over when the Sphinx was built, the lives of the early Egyptians and how best to preserve the monument for future generations. Gouache and watercolor paintings sweep across the spreads, portraying a muted, majestic landscape of the past and present, and at other times decorating the spreads with hieroglyphs. .