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Near Eastern, Egyptian, & Indian

VII. Near Eastern, Egyptian, & Indian

The Adventures of Rama, by Milo Cleveland Beach, with illustrations from a sixteenth-century Mughal manuscript.
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1983. Excellent, engaging, and beautifully presented adaptation of the Sanskrit epic the Ramayana.
Gilgamesh the King, retold & illus. Ludmila Zeman. (First in trilogy).
Tundra Books.
The Revenge of Ishtar, retold & illus. Ludmila Zeman. (Second in trilogy).
Tundra Books, 1993. ISBN 0-88776-315-4. Cool illustrations.
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh, retold & illus. Ludmila Zeman. (Third in a trilogy).
Wonderful illustrations, influenced by Gustave Dore's illustrations to The Divine Comedy. Tundra Books, 1995. ISBN 0-88776-328-6.
Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology, by Geraldine Harris, Illus. David O'Connor.
The World Mythology Series. Peter Bedrick Books. New York, 1981. ISBN 0-87226-907-8 (cloth); 0-87226-908-6 (pb). Dramatic, colorful illustrations. Ages 8 and up.
Ishtar and Tammuz: A Babylonian Myth of the Seasons, adapted and retold by Christopher Moore, Illus. Christina Balit.
Kingfisher, 1996. ISBN 0-7534-5012-7.
Life in Ancient Egypt: How Children Lived in Egypt 3,000 Years Ago, by William Crouch, Illus. Robin Lawrie.
Derrydale Books, 1990. Pictures of the Past. ISBN 0-517-03554-5.
Mummies Made in Egypt, by Aliki.
Harper Trophy, 1979. ISBN 0-690-03858-5. Very well presented.
The Phoenicians, by Pamela Odijk.
Silver Burdett Press, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1989. First published by the Macmillan Company of Australia, 1989. ISBN 0-382-09891-9.