Ice Mummy: The Discovery of a 5,000 Year-Old Man

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In 1991, two tourists hiking in the Alps saw something very odd sticking out of the snow. At first it looked like a doll’s head. But it wasn’t. It was a man, frozen in the ice for 5,000 years. Ice Mummy—first published by Random House in 1998—tells the story of this amazing discovery, from the struggle to remove the mummy from his icy grave to the creation of his final resting place: a specially designed refrigeration chamber...

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In 1991, two tourists hiking in the Alps saw something very odd sticking out of the snow. At first it looked like a doll’s head. But it wasn’t. It was a man, frozen in the ice for 5,000 years. Ice Mummy—first published by Random House in 1998—tells the story of this amazing discovery, from the struggle to remove the mummy from his icy grave to the creation of his final resting place: a specially designed refrigeration chamber in his own museum in Bolzano, Italy.

Now updated to include shocking new evidence that the Iceman was murdered—shot with an arrow after hand-to-hand combat with an assailant—Ice Mummy will provide young readers with more chills than ever!

Describes the discovery by Alpine hikers near the Austrian-Italian border of the frozen body of a man who, after careful examination, was found to be more than 5,000 years old.

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Beginning readers won't want to miss this book with its captivating pictures of the mummy and its clear writing. When a child begins to read, there is a wonderful window of opportunity. Experiences that happen in these tender times may help a child make a decision about whether he or she will become someone who is hooked on reading for life. For a child who appears to hate reading might nonfiction may be more appealing. Give this easy to read nonfiction book a try.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
It is fascinating and just a bit spooky to think about accidentally discovering the body of someone frozen to death more than 5,000 years ago. Young readers can look at the color photographs and read about the serendipitous discovery, the steps taken to preserve the ice mummy, and the intensive study of his clothing and other artifacts. One of the most startling images is the result of technology that allows artist John Gurche to recreate the face of the frozen man. While the text is easy to read, it does not talk down to young readers. They will learn and probably want to know more about the ice mummy and other such discoveries. Part of the "Step Into Reading" series, a level 3 book.
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Meet the Author

Mark Dubowski and Cathy East Dubowski are the authors of numerous children’s books. They both live in North Carolina.

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