cover image Voices of Ancient Egypt

Voices of Ancient Egypt

Kay Winters. National Geographic Society, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7922-7560-2

Those who contributed to the way of life in the pharaohs' time proudly describe their work in the poems in Voices of Ancient Egypt by Kay Winters, illus. by Barry Moser. From the Scribe, who ""unlock[s] secrets in ancient scrolls,"" to the Weaver, who ""create[s] cloth fit for gods,"" and the Goldsmith, whose work ""glitters almost as bright as our sun god Re,"" these portraits of dedicated craftsmen have resonance today, even as their words re-create a civilization of long ago. Endnotes provide additional factual details.