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MEET the Author & Illustrator: George Neeb
Hello everyone and welcome back to another interesting and fun filled episode of the Reading with your kids Podcast! Today, we feel incredibly lucky to be interviewing George Neeb, author and illustrator of a fascinating picture book about Ancient Egypt for young readers titled Pharaoh’s Arrow.
George have taught Elementary school in Canada for over 25 years. He enjoys history, art and travel. In our exciting interview, we discuss his first picture book Pharaoh’s Arrow, Inspiration behind his book, His publishing journey, Next project & more. Listen in as George shares his experience of illustrating the book in Egyptian style as he wanted the illustrations to look like actual papyrus paintings. We fell in love with this gem of a book instantly and so will you!
Here’s more information about George Neeb
George Neeb lives in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He has taught elementary school for over 25 years and especially enjoys teaching Visual Art. He can usually be found walking along the Grand River, travelling to new places, learning about history and art, spending time at his cabin by a lake, and enjoying his family.
More about Pharaoh’s Arrow
Akia loves living in an oasis far from the Nile River with her father. But when she is faced with another family tragedy, Akia embarks on a plan of revenge that takes her to the ancient capital of Memphis and to meet Almighty Pharaoh. She quickly learns that vengeance isn’t as easy as it may seem! Come visit Ancient Egypt through a tale told in rhyming couplets, authentic hieroglyphics and historic papyrus paintings come to life.
Do your little tykes love art? If they do, they’ll LOVE reading Pharaoh’s Arrow which also includes helpful hints and steps to create Egyptian style art. Click the link below for a perfect gift for your child to express themselves!
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In this episode, we discuss
- More about Pharaoh’s Arrow & the inspiration for the title and story of this book
- George’s journey from teaching elementary school to writing and illustrating his first picture book
- Some great insights about ancient Egyptian style illustrations in his book as he wanted the illustrations to look like actual papyrus paintings
- His upcoming projects & some fun facts about his book. Be sure to tune in & catch all the fun. Happy Listening!
If you want to know more about “Pharaoh’s Arrow” and other books George is currently working on,
Visit his website: https://georgeneeb.ca/
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