Great book for boys 4 to 12 yrs old Education can be delivered in many forms, two of the most popular ways of transmitting information through words are informational texts and mythological texts Any educator worth their salt knows there is value in both fiction and nonfiction accounts of events and also knows how to best utilize each In the case of The Genius of Egypt, it s a powerful bridge to understanding that the mind is our most powerful weapon and sparking interest in learning the actual science technology engineering arts and math of Ancient Kemet I highly recommend this book for anyone with school age children, especially students of African descent American or otherwise. As an educator, I wanted to love this book because protagonist Imhotep, the architect of the first stair stepped pyramid in ancient Egypt, is such a worthy subject for children especially those studying ancient Egypt in first grade as do many Core Knowledge schools But instead of focusing on known, actual achievements of the Egyptian innovator, this book emphasizes his magical healing powers, ability to cast spells, and above all his conviction that all things were possible if he believed strongly enough in himself Twenty first century, hello Imhotep is portrayed as a mythical super hero rather than one who sought knowledge and innovated on the basis of what he learned Vibrant color illustrations notwithstanding, it is an odd, dissatisfying take on an important figure in world history and not school worthy. Just received this hardback book today I m in awe of the illustrations storyline Amazing job I purchased for my children However, I read it cover to cover as soon as I opened it Outstanding I can t wait for my family to read this together I will be purchasing as gifts to others I also study ancient Egypt and the education provided to children in this book is remarkable Thank you Job well done. This is a great book that talks about the first multi genius in the world. I love that this book has a main character that is a young black male we need to see main characters like him in books for kids Plus, this story is so engaging most kids love learning about myths and stories from other cultures and this books takes a deep dive into Egyptian mythology in a delightful way Plus the illustrations are simply outstanding and the colors just pop right off the page. Excellent Couldn t stop my kids from reading it They absolutely loved it Worth every penny The Genius of Egypt is the incredible story of the worlds first multi faceted genius, Imhotep, and his amazing adventure from humble student to magical healer to eventually becoming the savior of the entire kingdom of Egypt Set inBCE, Imhoteps journey includes themes of courage, the quest for knowledge, and the idea that believing in yourself is where your true power liesImhoteps journey starts as a young scribe devoted to learning while being guided by his wize and knowledgeable father, Kanofer It doesnt take long before Imhotep discovers he has an extraordinary skill for healing wounds and curing sickness This magical talent elevates him to the royal heights of Egyptian power when he saves the life of the Pharaohs daughter But his success is short lived when ayear curse befalls the entire kingdom and Imhotep must go on a dangerous quest across an unyielding desert and crocodile infested water to save the empireLavishly illustrated in full color, using D technology, each page is carefully crafted to bring the exotic beauty of ancient Egypt to life Young readers will learn various facts about ancient Egypt and feed their imaginations with tales of magic, danger, and age old mysteries The Genius of Egypt will give your child a greater understanding and appreciation for ancient African history with stunning visuals to go along, too It is a must have for every familys library I don t usually review books unless I am moved to, and this book has moved me I truly Loved it and suggest it to every African household with children Beautifully illustrated and such a moving story LOVED reading this to my children Great book Graphics are amazing Story is excellent As an Original Man, it is important that we teach our children the stories of us This book is on point Hotep.