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Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story

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A vibrant retelling of the ancient Egyptian story of the early days of men and gods on Earth.


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A vibrant retelling of the ancient Egyptian story of the early days of men and gods on Earth.

32 review for Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story

  1. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    In Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story, C. Shana Gregor adapts several Egyptian creation myths into an otherworldly narrative. There is a distinct Egyptian flavor to her illustrations that comes through alongside big, expressive characters and scenes that tell stories. Each two-page spread is framed with hieroglyphic-esque designs, and each depicts another episode in a larger-than-life creation myth. There is a haunting and mysterious quality to the narrative that should interest In Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story, C. Shana Gregor adapts several Egyptian creation myths into an otherworldly narrative. There is a distinct Egyptian flavor to her illustrations that comes through alongside big, expressive characters and scenes that tell stories. Each two-page spread is framed with hieroglyphic-esque designs, and each depicts another episode in a larger-than-life creation myth. There is a haunting and mysterious quality to the narrative that should interest children attracted to this ancient empire, and even to those who are not, the illustrations alone are worth examining.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Skepple

    Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story is about the creation of the world from the Egyptian viewpoint. It goes in full detail about how the world came to be and even stretches to what happened after everything was created. The illustrations matched with the story completely! This story is related to my topic because it is within the topic of Religion. It is one story within the Egyptian religion. The genre I would put this under is folklore. The story is perfect for children all ages, it Cry of the Benu Bird: An Egyptian Creation Story is about the creation of the world from the Egyptian viewpoint. It goes in full detail about how the world came to be and even stretches to what happened after everything was created. The illustrations matched with the story completely! This story is related to my topic because it is within the topic of Religion. It is one story within the Egyptian religion. The genre I would put this under is folklore. The story is perfect for children all ages, it keeps them engaged and the language used is great for children. I added this to my text set because of the religion it is a part of. It is something that may not be talked about often, and I would want my students to know all the religions they can so that they can explore them for themselves. The illustrations are beautiful and they will make the children understand what is going on in the story. Children are introduced to some new characters and people they may not have been introduced to. The characters do use words that represent their culture, but nothing too difficult to understand. There is only one background being shown here, although it is a different viewpoint than what children are used to. Diversity could be the word used to describe this book, but it is only one diverse "option," for lack of a better word, for the children who read this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kendra

    Children's book on the Egyptian creation story. The author states she worked within the assorted Heliopolitan legends of this story, so it may be somewhat off from what others know. Beautiful artwork.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Terese L

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gemma

  6. 4 out of 5

    James E. Hansen

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gage

  8. 4 out of 5

    Eliana

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    Yinzadi

  10. 5 out of 5

    Trampas Jones

  11. 5 out of 5

    Declan

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mr. B PRUSKIN

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kim

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    Inara

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melody

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Avila

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Crockett

  21. 4 out of 5

    Margaret M.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  23. 4 out of 5

    Deb

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erin

  25. 4 out of 5

    Naomi Brown

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Fivewincs

  28. 5 out of 5

    Me

  29. 4 out of 5

    Iris Corey

  30. 4 out of 5

    BookDB

  31. 5 out of 5

    Olia

  32. 4 out of 5

    Unnati

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