From Author/Illustrator Scotty Roberts, a new illustrated kid's story about how a young boy follows his path to becoming an archaeologist, from his first discovery of a hundred-year-old meerscham pipe in the river, through his school days and finally to Egypt.
The book is written in a fun, rhyming scheme - its not so eloquent as poetry, but makes it an easy read for kids and parents who love to read for themselves and to their kids.
"Archaeology isn’t just digging in dirt,
Its not always about treasure, adventure or curse;
Its the study of people and their material remains,
It even goes back to prehistory days;
Sometimes its in writing or carvings or inscription,
On temples and shrines and graves of distinction.
But sometimes you find it only in pieces
Of pottery, papyrus, clay fragments or. . . feces.
"Everything tells the story of our past,
But you need to be ready with the knowledge you’ve massed;
Knowing stuff in your head is only the start,
There’s the Other Stuff, too,
You must follow your heart."
The catalyst. A young boy finds an old, old pipe head in the river shallows. Turns out to be a century old hand carved pipe! This piques his curiosity and he follows a path that leads him to becoming an archaeologist.
The boy grows up and becomes an archaeologist, ending up in Egypt.