The Story of the Nile
Anne Millard, Steve Noon. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $19.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-9871-7
In Story of the Nile: A Journey Through Time Along the World's Longest River by Anne Millard, illus. by Steve Noon, readers travel from the river's source at Lake Victoria north to the Mediterranean Sea, covering more than 4,000 miles and 4,500 years, with full-bleed spreads of slaves and kings, monuments and of course the river itself. The author includes a visit to the royal city of Meroe, c. 50 AD; present-day tourists at the great temples in Abu Simbel; the funeral of King Khufu in Giza, c. 2500 BC; and more.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2003