Mummy Mysteries (My Readers Level 3): Tales from North America

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Mummies are like time capsules guarding long-lost information. Adapted from the acclaimed chapter book, the three stories in this book convey strange stories and fantastic facts that beginning readers can use to solve mysteries from the past. Examine a 36,000-year-old bison from Alaska, the ruins of a deserted Anasazi city, and the grave of "the outlaw who wouldn't give up."

Presents various accounts of mummies found throughout North America and what these...

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Overview

Mummies are like time capsules guarding long-lost information. Adapted from the acclaimed chapter book, the three stories in this book convey strange stories and fantastic facts that beginning readers can use to solve mysteries from the past. Examine a 36,000-year-old bison from Alaska, the ruins of a deserted Anasazi city, and the grave of "the outlaw who wouldn't give up."

Presents various accounts of mummies found throughout North America and what these bodies reveal about the times in which they lived.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the chapter book edition:

“Children who come to it to shiver will stay to be informed.” —Parents’ Choice

Praise for Cactus Hotel:

Parents’ Choice Award
IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice
An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
An NCTE Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts

“A fascinating look at the life cycle of the giant saguaro cactus and its place in the desert ecosystem.” —Booklist

“Guiberson weaves an amazingly large range of facts into this simple story of a fragile ecosystem.” —Publishers Weekly

Children's Literature - Jennifer Greene
For most people, the word “mummy” conjures images of ancient, bandaged Egyptians. However, as this nonfiction book recommended for children ages six to eight teaches, there are mummies in North America as well. After defining what constitutes a mummy, the book examines several real-life stories of mummies found in North America. The book explains how the “blue” bison found mummified in Alaska offers clues to its life, including what the animal ate, and how old he was when he died. In addition, the claw marks that killed him reveal that lions used to live in Alaska! Other stories include using mummies to find out about the daily life of the Anasazi people, and mummified packrat nests to offer clues to their mysterious disappearance. Another story tells how a “dummy” in a funhouse turned out to be a real mummy and how that mummy was examined and identified as outlaw Elmer McCurdy. The stories are incredibly interesting and described in a straightforward way. With a glossary, index, and many illustrations, and historical photographs, this book proves an entertaining and informative resource for both home and classroom use. Reviewer: Jennifer Greene; Ages 6 to 8.
Children's Literature - Donna T. Brumby
Mummies continue to hold fascination for many scholars and readers. This nonfiction Redfeather Chapter book, illustrated with drawings by the author and with photographs, has a length and reading level that will appeal to younger readers, but still retains enough information to keep it useful to student researchers. Included are descriptive examinations of mummies preserved naturally, or accidentally, as well as those intentionally created by some societies. There is some discussion of the mummification work of the ancient Egyptians, even though that is outside the scope of the title. The author is able to tell the stories of these mummy mysteries with both empathy and appeal by focusing on scientific and historical aspects, while avoiding sensationalism or morbidity. By emphasizing the mystery, or investigative, aspects of the mummy examples cited, the author builds in additional interest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250010476
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Series: My Readers Series
  • Edition description: STRIPPABLE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,398,980
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

BRENDA Z. GUIBERSON has written many highly acclaimed books for children, including Cactus Hotel, illustrated by Megan Lloyd, and Moon Bear, illustrated by Ed Young. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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