Maadi's Adventures in Egypt
The land of the Pharaohs is vividly brought to life through the eyes of Maadi, an adventurous, free-spirited dog, whetting young adventurous appetites for Egypt and the world, and establishing an appreciation of the antiquities, people, history, surroundings, and customs of this diverse, exotic country. Educate -- Entertain – Enrich -- Inspire = A book children and parents will love. . More
The land of the Pharaohs is vividly brought to life through the eyes of Maadi, an adventurous, free-spirited dog. She believes in learning, and having fun while doing so. She has the opportunity to visit and experience the antiquities, sights, and cultures of Egypt. As young readers join her in this enjoyable journey, they will not only develop a knowledge and an appreciation for Egypt’s world famous antiquities, but also for the history, the people, the surroundings, and the local customs of this diverse country, presenting a unique cultural awareness.
The heart of this book is the premise that the four most important aspects for a novel for children should be that it educate, entertain, enrich, and inspire.
Educate: While visiting the antiquities and landmarks of Egypt, Maadi and the reader will discover the fascinating histories of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the Suez Canal, the Nile River, and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum
Entertain: While attaining the valuable information about these antiquities and landmarks, she has her own personal adventures: leading the guards on a frantic treasure-endangering chase through the Egyptian Museum; humorously observing her master being outsmarted by a camel driver at the Pyramids, joining forces with a befriended wild dog at the Valley of the Kings to save the famous King Tut tomb from vandal tomb robbers; spending many hours alongside the Suez Canal running on the sand dunes, swimming in the canal, and getting to know some of the wild dogs passing through; and becoming the subject of a desperate rescue mission on the Nile river. She also twice succumbs to her call-of-the-wild instinct, once resulting in her becoming hopelessly lost in the bowels of downtown Cairo, and once on the sand dunes of the Suez Canal, where she becomes trapped in a grave life and death situation.
Enrich: The young reader will be enriched with the knowledge gained of the exotic sites, the antiquities, and an intriguing new culture.
Inspire: Young readers, after viewing the photos of the sites and the people, will not only be inspired to further explore the mystique of Egypt, but will also be inspired to discover the world.
Loaded with photographs, this book will whet the young adventurous appetite for Egypt, and the world, as it brings Egypt to life. This delightful story provides the young reader with an appreciation of not only the antiquities, but the people, the history, the surroundings, and the local customs of this diverse country half way around the world.
Though Egypt Is going through rough times right now, the people are strong and through time, Egypt will recover.
(Warning - Grownups may also find this an entertaining and enjoyable read.)