Tut's Mummy: Lost...and Found (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

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Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get readers into non-fiction."—Booklist.

Describes the burial of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his long-lost tomb by ...

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Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get readers into non-fiction."—Booklist.

Describes the burial of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his long-lost tomb by archaeologists more than 3000 years later.

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"An excellent book with a multitude of possibilities for the classroom. The presentation is extremely effective, clear and concise."—Appraisal.
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K-Gr 3 Donnelly gives simple details about how King Tutankhamen was buried and the ancient Egyptians beliefs about death. The story then skips ahead to the 1800s, when Howard Carter's frustrating five-year search for Egyptian treasure finally resulted in his discovery of the young pharoah's tomb. Although there's little new information here, these true tales of mummies and ancient treasure in an easy-reader format should prove popular. Ventura and Ceserani's In Search of Tutankhamum (Silver Burdett, 1985) provides a more detailed account of Carter's struggles, and its illustrations are superior to the standard textbook drawings found here. But its nice to see photos of the Egyptian finds included in this book, which will help readers share the excitement that Carter must have felt when his dream of finding an ancient tomb finally came true. Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Absolutely amazing.

    My daughter loves this book. We read this daily. SHe is absolutely fascinated with mummies now and King Tut's life with him being so young. This book really grabbed her!

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