How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

How the Sphinx Got to the Museum Review

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...

Title:How the Sphinx Got to the Museum
Edition Language:English

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  • Betsy

    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 abou...

  • Lori Calabrese

    Egypt has reopened many of its museums and historical sites, which were in jeopardy during the uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. But at the time of the uprising, many historians...

  • Sarah W

    This picture book is what happens when This is the House that Jack Built gets mixed up with history, Egyptian history to be precise. A museum worker (docent) is telling students about Hatshepsut and t...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Nope, this one didn't work for me at all. First, I disliked the way it was told, in a "House That Jack Built" repetitious manner. The longer the repetitive list, the more I tended to lose sight of the...

  • Reader

    A cumulative tale with a purpose. How did a sphinx destroyed just after the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut end up in one piece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art? The answer involves a whole host of peopl...

  • Lauren

    "How the Sphinx Got To The Museum" is a great non fiction text sharing the history of how Hatshepsut's sphinx got to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book does a great job of sharing facts in a fu...

  • Shanna

    We are working through The Story of the World. Vol 1: Ancient Times. This was an excellent compliment to Chapter 13 about the first female pharoah of Egypt - Hatchepsut. This book is about the history...

  • Eric Finn

    This is such a great non fiction read for those kids who love to say why and learn about museums and how they come to have so much great memories in them. I would definitely use this book after a trip...

  • Kelli Bratten

    history, rocks, trip to ,museum, re-enactment, sequence. A fabulous book that is told as if it is a fiction book but is very informational. This would be fantastic for a unit on ancient Egypt. This co...

  • Shelli

    This book would have been a 5 star book if it was not written the way it was. The information is easy for young readers to follow and learn about how artifacts can be found and then put on display in ...