cover image Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen. Scholastic, $15.95 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-590-44680-8

Fans of The Magic School Bus will enjoy Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen. In this, the first of a new social studies/history series, the offbeat educator takes a vacation and winds up taking over her Cairo-bound tour group. Word balloons, ""travel diary"" entries and plucky sidebars teach readers about the ancient alphabet, mummification and daily life in this fascinating civilization. (Sept.)