Designed to accompany the ground-breaking TV series Ancient Egyptians -- due for screening in November 2003 -- this superbly illustrated children's book looks at one of the world's earliest civilizations, exploring how the people lived, loved, worshipped and died. Printed in full colour throughout, Ancient Egyptians features stunning computer generated images created using cutting edge technology. These images, along with live action stills from the TV series, museum artefacts and in situ photography, combine to create a unique visual experience that will appeal to children in the 8-12 age range, as well as a wider family audience. With a host of fascinating fact boxes and special features, the book explores major themes in the history of Ancient Egypt, from Pharaohs and Gods, and Wars and Warfare, to Crime and Punishment and Rituals of Death. Within this thematic context are related the extraordinary events surrounding four real life incedents, as feartured in the TV series. The book concludes with a glossary and index.
After graduating from Newnham College, Cambridge, with a BA in history, Fiona MacDonald carried out postgraduate research at the University of East Anglia, where she later lectured in Medieval Social and Economic History. Her work soon expanded to giving talks in schools and appearing on radio and television, and before long she had turned her talents to writing. She has now written over 150 children's books, mostly non-fiction, for many major publishers including Oxford University Press, Dorling Kindersley, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster and HarperCollins, and in 1997 won the Times Educational Suppliment Children's Information Book of the Year Prize for Keeping Clean -- a Very Pecualiar History.