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Children's LiteratureDon't know much about mummies? Then this book will help you unwrap a lot of the mystery surrounding "these fascinating real people and how they became mummies." From the "Don't Know Much About" series, this book is informative, straightforward and amazingly thorough in its discussion of mummies. Written in an engaging question-and-answer format, readers will find out what the well-dressed mummy wears, what mummies have in common with raisins, what you can learn from a mummy's tummy, and so much more. Although the author focuses on Egyptian mummies (after all, the ancient Egyptians created the finest and best known mummies), equally interesting information is included on mummies from China and South America, as well as bog and ice mummies. Periodic sidebars give a bit of additional information on pertinent topics. This book is illustrated with colorful and sometimes silly drawings. A short timeline is included on the last page. A fun resource for an ancient history curriculum. 2005, HarperCollins, and Ages 8 to 11.
—Anita Barnes Lowen