Who Was King Tut?

Who Was King Tut?

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by Roberta Edwards, True Kelley
     
 

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Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This Who Was . . .? is complete with 100 black-andwhite illustrations and

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Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This Who Was . . .? is complete with 100 black-andwhite illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.

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Children's Literature
One of the youngest pharaohs is brought to life in Roberta Edward's biography of King Tutankhaman. Years after all of the other pharaohs' tombs had been unearthed and robbed, Tut rested peacefully. A lesser pharaoh in his time, Tut now enjoys worldwide fame, thanks to a persistent archaeologist named Howard Carter, who discovered his resting place in 1922. The mummy madness that preceded Carter's unexpected success is detailed, as well as Carter's tireless search and the contents of Tut's tomb. Because Tut died at such a young age, little is known about his life or death, except what could be gathered from the contents of his tomb. And yet, the story is riveting and readers will feel the excitement of finding a treasure long forgotten. The changes to the spiritual structure of Egypt by Tut's father, Amenhotep IV, may be difficult for some children to comprehend, but the resulting mystery of Tut's death will interest the most reluctant reader. Filled with simple yet interesting drawings and maps, this is a wonderful alternative to the "Magic Tree House" series. King Tut is just one of the many historical figures featured in the "Who Was…?" series. 2006, Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin, Ages 8 to 11.
—Kristy Lyn Sutorius

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448443607
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/02/2006
Series:
Who Was...? Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
189,542
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

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