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The Star Bearer A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt by Dianne Hofmeyr
  

The Star Bearer A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt

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The Star Bearer A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt by Dianne Hofmeyr

In the beginning, nothing moves in the inky silence...until the golden godchild Atum gradually unfolds from a lotus bud. From him come the gods of the air and rain and their children - Geb, god of Earth, and Nut, goddess of the sky. Geb and Nut are inseparable. They clasp one another and share whispered secrets, leaving no space between the sky and the earth for Atum to continue creating. So Atum has no choice but to have them forcibly separated, leaving Geb enraged and Nut sad and lonely...The beautiful story that follows explains, according to Ancient Egyptian beliefs, how day, night and the starry universe were first created.

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After countless ages, a ripple formed beneath the black water and the bud of a lotus flower pushed upwards. As the petals slowly unfurled, they spread a blue luster in the darkness. Enclosed in the center of the bloom was the golden godchild, Atum. -- from the book


About the Author

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up on the tip of Southern Africa. She graduated as an art teacher in Cape Town and has written several teenage novels and picture books. she has won the M-Net Award for fiction and has two IBBY Honour Books. To visit Dianne's website click here Jude Daly was born in London and emigrated to South Africa as a young child. She went to art college in Cape Town, and now lives there with her husband, the writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their two sons.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th June 2008

Author

Dianne Hofmeyr

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Categories

Picture storybooks

ISBN

9781845078386

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