The Little Hippo: A Children’s Book Inspired By Egyptian Art

the little hippoLittle Hippo is one of many blue hippos living in the Nile River in Ancient Egypt. When his friend Antef dies, Little Hippo rests beside him in his tomb. Centuries later, when archeologists open the tomb, Little Hippo becomes frightened, and he escapes to find his family. His search leads him to the Louvre in Paris, where he is reunited with his family and friends. Bold and vibrant illustrations, inspired by Egyptian-style art, and hieroglyphs make the book a work of art. A large photo of an Egyptian earthenware blue hippo (circa 2040-1640 b.c.) housed in the Louvre brings Little Hippo to life and the endpages provide information about the story of the hippopotamuses, archeologists, pyramids, and where these ancient relics can be found today. mjw
Title: The Little Hippo: A Children’s Book Inspired By Egyptian Art
Author: Geraldine Elschner
Illustrator
: Anja Klauss
Publisher
: Prestel Verlag, Munich
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: French
Translator
: Agathe Joly
Original Title
: Petit Noun, L’hippopotame bleu de bords du Nil
Original Publisher
: L’Elan Vert
Original Copyright
: 2012
ISBN
: 978-3-7913-7167-2
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 6-10
Genre
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Ancient Egypt.  Paris France
Author’s ethnicity
: French/German
Author’s residence
: Heidelberg, Germany
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: German
Illustrator’s residence
: Strasbourg, Germany
Subjects
: Egypt, Hippopotamus, Mummies, Musee du Louvre, Nile River, Paris, Pyramids, Statuettes, Tombs

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