Mummies

Mummies

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by Joyce Milton, Susan Swan
     
 

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Did you know that some mummies have glass eyes, and some have wings? And that there are cat mummies and bird mummies? And that some people ate powdered mummy? This book has a lot of amazing mummy facts!

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Did you know that some mummies have glass eyes, and some have wings? And that there are cat mummies and bird mummies? And that some people ate powdered mummy? This book has a lot of amazing mummy facts!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Milton looks at mummies and ancient Egypt by studying the burial of Pharaoh Khufu. She begins with a description of pyramids-when and how they were built. What follows is a detailed account of the process of taking a corpse and turning it into a mummy. The events of the burial ceremony are recounted. Its illustrations are based on 3-D cut-paper models. Death and dead bodies are handled in a very matter-of-fact way that should not deter children's natural interest in mummies. Part of the "All Aboard Reading" series Level 2.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3Milton introduces emerging readers to the pyramids, the life-after-death beliefs of ancient Egyptians, the process of mummification, and the burial procedure for pharaohs. The straightforward text is enhanced by an attractive layout and eye-catching, cut-paper illustrations. Realistic shadows give added depth to the scenes. Unfortunately, the author does not explain when pharaohs began and stopped building pyramids and when modern adventurers and archaeologists began exploring and studying these historical artifacts. Despite this criticism, this book will be a springboard for many students who will want more information about this topic. Be sure to have copies of these books on hand: David Macaulay's Pyramid (Houghton, 1975), Aliki's Mummies Made in Egypt (HarperCollins, 1979), Margaret Berrill's Mummies, Masks, and Mourners (Dutton, 1990), and Nicholas Reeves's Into the Mummy's Tomb (Scholastic, 1992). Mummies is sure to be popular with budding Egyptologists and beginning readers who want "real stories."Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448413259
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
755,289
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Joyce Milton has written several books for Penguin Young Readers, including Bats and Pocahontas: An American Princess.

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