The Little Hippo -

The Little Hippo

A Children's Book Inspired by Egyptian Art

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Drawing on ancient Egyptian sculptures seen in museums around the world, this enchanting story for children reveals the powerful connection between Egyptians and the hippopotami that inhabited the Nile. To the ancient Egyptians, the hippopotamus was one of the most dangerous animals in their world. The huge creatures were a hazard for small fishing boats and other river craft. But in this delightful story, a young boy befriends a little hippo and together they live out their days along the banks of the Nile. After many years, when the boy's life comes to an end, the hippo finds himself in a strange world populated with deserts, cities, forests, and finally a museum where he is reunited with his friends. Early Egyptian civilization has long been a source of curiosity and fascination for children. Through this simple, moving, and beautifully illustrated story young readers will discover how and why the hippopotamus was such an important figure in that ancient world. AGES: 4 + AUTHOR: Geraldine Elschner is the author of nearly 30 books for children, including 'Where is the Frog?', 'The Cat and the Bird', and 'Funny Machines for George the Sheep' (all Prestel). She lives in Germany. Anja Klauss has studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. She has illustrated several children's books. 32 colour illustrations

Product code: 9783791371672

ISBN 9783791371672
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H327xW251xS10
No. Of Pages 32
Publisher Prestel
Illustrated By Anja Klauss
Series Children's Books Inspired by Famous Artworks
Drawing on ancient Egyptian sculptures seen in museums around the world, this enchanting story for children reveals the powerful connection between Egyptians and the hippopotami that inhabited the Nile.