King Tut's Tomb

King Tut's Tomb

by Amanda Doering Tourville

Mummies, tombs, and pyramids, enter the world of Ancient Egypt! Explore the land of King Tut and Cleopatra with fun facts and amazing photos.


Mummies, tombs, and pyramids, enter the world of Ancient Egypt! Explore the land of King Tut and Cleopatra with fun facts and amazing photos.

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Children's Literature - Karen Leggett
As ancient Egypt is increasingly added to the curriculum in the early elementary grades, it is not surprising to find a series written specifically for these new young readers. Six small books cover hieroglyphics, Cleopatra, gods and goddesses, King Tut's tomb, pyramids and mummies. A Brown University Egyptologist served as consultant to the series, and there is considerable accurate detail about each topic. The series is worthy of a place on the bookshelf in a library or classroom, especially if the subject is mandated in the early elementary curriculum. In this particular title, we see photographs of archaeologists uncovering the mummy of King Tut, the original room where Tut's treasurers were found and a view of the tomb as tourists see it today. We learn about the ancient mummy's curse and the super-modern scan of Tut's mummy. There are a few lines of large text on each page as well as a simple, brief index to help the youngest children write their very first report. Each book includes a glossary with words identified both in the text and at the end, as well as a page of additional resources, and an activity such as spelling your name in hieroglyphics on a cartouche. Reviewer: Karen Leggett
School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

Despite crafts in each volume that are often truly lame, this series should draw both recently minted and older but reluctant readers. Except for Cleopatra, which is illustrated with 19th-century paintings, each book features large photos of, mostly, ancient art or artifacts paired with clear, simply-written texts in easily digestible blocks or insets. Gods introduces nine important deities, but also covers such related topics as sacred animals and ways of ancient worship, for instance, and Hieroglyphs not only provides charts of symbols for sounds and numbers but also descriptions of papyrus making, the Book of the Dead, and the Rosetta stone. Budding Egyptologists will find the print and Web resources at the end well chosen to expedite their studies.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Ancient Egypt. Series
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Amanda Doering Tourville is the author of more than 15 books for children. Her book Rain Forest ABC: An Alphabet Book (Capstone Press, 2004) was nominated for the 2005-2006 Mocking Bird Award. The same book was also on the American Library Association's booklist of Outstanding Science Read-Alouds.

Amanda currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and her chinchilla. She loves animals and would have an entire zoo if she could. She also enjoys traveling and photographing wonderful, exotic places. Her photography has been featured in books and magazines.

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