Cat MummiesCat Mummies is a delightful book about the worship of cats in Ancient Egypt. It’s written in serious, yet accessible language (though I wouldn’t read it to a child under 8) and the illustrations are gorgeous. The information is accurate and fascinating, though I’m not sure why the author put so much emphasis on the Persian conquest. Mika loved reading the book.
My only issue are a couple of paragraphs that implied that Egypt was conquered by the Persians because of its animal worship. I’m not sure if it was a veiled attempt to get a Biblical point of view in, or just sloppy writing.
In any case, it’s a great book to read to your little Egyptologist – and you can probably find it at the library or for very cheap online.