Tough Times: A Kid's Life in Ancient Egypt

Roger Canavan


Tough Times: A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt shows the world of ancient Egypt through the eyes of a craftsman’s child, using cartoon-like illustrations, easy-to-read text, fact boxes and maps to immerse young readers in the sights, sounds and smells of the period. Dodge crocodiles on the Nile, decipher some hieroglyphics and witness the ghastly and gruesome mummification process... if you dare! By covering familiar subjects such as school, family, careers and entertainment, young readers are able to relate the lives of the historical figures to their own experiences, which aids their ability to absorb historical knowledge.

About the Author

Roger Canavan is an accomplished author who has written, edited and contributed to more than a dozen books about science and other educational subjects.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 240mm x 212mm