Nile Crossing

By Katy Beebe, Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers -2017)                                                                                                         Khepri lives in ancient Egypt, happily fishing alongside his father in the water of the Nile. But today Khepri is replacing his fishing pole with the reed pens of a scribe – a change he’s a bit uneasy about. As he and his father travel to Thebes, Khepri must face his anxieties about starting school.>>> On the last pages, found explanation about “Writing and School in Ancient Egypt” and Glossary.

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Khepriは古代エジプトに住む少年であり、ナイル川で父親に見習いながら魚釣りを楽しんでいる。ところが今日は、釣りざおを文字を写すアシのペンに持ち替えなくてはならず、この変化に戸惑っていた。父親とThebesの街に近づくにつれ、AKhapriは学校で学ぶ不安と向き合っていった。>>>巻末のページに、古代エジプトの文字と学校についての解説と、用語集がある。