Legends of the Afterlife

From the Series Death Uncovered

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A soul travels to the ancient Egyptian underworld. There, it is weighed by Osiris, the god of the underworld. If the soul is light enough, it will live forever in the Field of Reeds. But if it is too heavy, it will be thrown into a lake of fire, or devoured by the terrifying goddess Ammit. Death Uncovered: Legends of the Afterlife takes readers on a journey around the world to learn about myths and legends about death. These six narrative stories will take readers around the world, including Japan, where a god tries to rescue a goddess from the underworld, and Mexico where Quetzalcoatl must gather the bones of the dead to save the world. These tales from ancient cultures will have readers glued to the page.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2020
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052030, JNF053030
Dewey 129
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 670
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503852
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Meghan Gottschall

Meghan Gottschall grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. She holds a BA and MA in French Literature and taught college French for 12 years. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two sons.


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