How the Sphinx Got to the Museum (How the Got to the Museum)
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This is essential reading for junior Egyptologists!. Acclaimed author and illustrator, Jessie Hartland, beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the Hatshepsut sphinx: from its carving in ancient Egypt to its arrival in the hallowed halls of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bit by bit, putting it together E. R. Bird One of the most frequent requests I get from parents in my library is a desire for books on "community workers". Which is to say, their children have been given an assignment in school on writing about the people who work in their neighborhood, and so we are charged with coming up with books about sanitation workers, doctors, bus drivers, etc. This being New York City, I always kind of wish that I'd. This is a fascinating glimpse at an unusual Egyptian pharaoh and how one of her sphinxes made it to the Met! Deb If you've are lucky enough to walk up the stairs and into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you may have been able to see one of Hatshepsut's sphinxes. Hatshepsut was a pharaoh who ruled in ancient Egypt. There were many pharaohs and perhaps the most famous or memorable was King Tutankhamen, but Hatshepsut was undoubtedly the most unusual. Hatshepsut was a woman and that just wasn't s. Philly Flower said A required read if you are going to visit the museum. And you should visit the museum.. This book helped me and my children to love the Met even more. The Sphinx is a beautiful statue but it is overshadowed by the huge Temple of Dendur looming over it. Now that we have read this book my kids love finding the little red numbers that identify it, and examine the parts of the statue that are real vs plaster. Did you know they intentionally make the plaster look different from the original
The story continues to build as Hatshepsut orders the creation of the sphinx, the sculptor secures the granite, the priests admire it, the stepson destroys it, and then the real fun begins after an archaeologist discovers it 3000 years later in a pit and begins the process of acquisition for the museum. . Grade 1–4—Lively artwork and rhythmic text highlight this unique picture book that tells the story of how one particular piece of Egyptian sculpture ended up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From School Library Journal Starred Review. The accompanying illustrations are animated and detailed, from an archaeologist's tools to a curator's cluttered office—plenty for young eyes to disc
She lives with her family in New York City and Bellport, Long Island. Jessie Hartland is an illustrator, cartoonist, artist, packaging designer, and window display designer with a worldwide clientele. She is the author and illustrator of Clementine in the City and the illustrator of Messing Around on the Monkey Bars, The Perfect Puppy for Me and Drawing with Scissors.