Tutankhamen's Tomb
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Tutankhamen's Tomb

by Jen Green
     
 


Combining words and unusual illustrations that incorporate pop-ups, pull tabs, wheels, and flaps, this book tells the dramatic story of archaeologist Howard Carter and his amazing journey to Egypt that culminated with his discovery in 1923 of Tutankhamen's tomb. This beautifully illustrated volume features stunning color photos of objects discovered in Tutankhamen…  See more details below

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Combining words and unusual illustrations that incorporate pop-ups, pull tabs, wheels, and flaps, this book tells the dramatic story of archaeologist Howard Carter and his amazing journey to Egypt that culminated with his discovery in 1923 of Tutankhamen's tomb. This beautifully illustrated volume features stunning color photos of objects discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb, as it takes boys and girls along on a virtual archaeological dig. They explore the boy pharaoh's tomb and gain insights into the ancient Egyptian civilization, with emphasis on the Egyptians' particular form of belief in an afterlife. Die-cut holes in the book's pages are part of an ingenious design in which a model of Tutankhamen's sarcophagus literally pops up when the book is opened. And a "sliding door" on the front cover's tomb illustration can be moved back to reveal an illustration of the mummy. The book's lively narrative style includes excerpts from Howard Carter's diary and brings his adventure fully alive. Here is a beautifully designed book that is every bit as much fun as it is educational.

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Editorial Reviews

Old King Tut died in 1324 B.C., but he had to wait to A.D. 2007 to receive this festive three-dimensional send-off. Jen Green and the design masters at Barron's have created an interactive book that features an assortment of imaginatively designed pop-ups, pull tabs, wheels, and flaps. Thanks to these stunning devices and a carefully planned text, kids can learn about ancient Egyptian civilization, Tutankhamen, and the 1923 discovery of his tomb. Brilliant graphics; receives high grades as both an entertainment and an educational tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764159992
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
LIFTFLAP
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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