Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs - James Rumford
Seeker of Knowledge is a picture book biography of Jean-Francois Champollion - the man who cracked the code of the Rosetta Stone and thus unlocking the story of Egypt's past. I think author James Rumford did a good job of making Champollion's story an interesting one for child readers. My daughter was very caught up in the human drama of it all - Champollion's sweet relationship with his brother, his failures and triumphs, and above all his determination.