Who Was King Tut?

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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 ...

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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756969738
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/2/2006
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Pages: 105
  • Sales rank: 124,311
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Who was King Tut?

    Who was king tut tells lots of information,even more than some text books. After reading ths book I am sure you will fall in love with Egypt.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

    good biography of King Tut

    Back around 2003, we had read four of the "Who Was..." biographies for young children from Grosset and Dunlap, noting that they are not written from a "Christian" perspective but are fairly easy reading and give a reasonably good overview of the lives of each subject. A few years later, we were in Chicago, IL, for a vacation and visited several of the museums there . The King Tut exhibition was at the Field Museum. We did not see it because of the additional extra cost, but many of the other museums had special Egyptian exhibits and displays as well to coincide with it, and I picked up a couple of books for young people on ancient Egypt.
    Who Was King Tut? was one of them, and I found it very interesting. I did not know that Tut was believed to have been the son of Amenhotep IV (also known as Akhenaten) who tried to introduce monotheism to Egypt and possibly his famous Egyptian queen Nefertiti (although his mother may have been one of Amenhotep's lesser wives). The book explains what little we know or can safely conjecture about King Tut (he was married at ten, may have had two children since two little mummies were buried with him, and died at around age nineteen) and the story of finding his tomb. If your children enjoy studying about ancient Egypt, this would be a welcome addition. There are now some 23 books in this series.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Great book!

    Encourged book to read! Lots of facts I never even knew about him! Wow what a great book!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    So cool

    I read 3 of the who was books and i love to learn new facts on biffrent people

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Cool book

    I love this book

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    ITS ME FROM DOWN THERE

    ITS ME FROM DOWN THERE IM IN GRADE 3 AND KING TUT RULES BYE

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Ivystars story chapter eight

    **Dont mind the other one**. Willowsong trudged along . "Oh why . I have to leave Spiritclimb . Your lucky . You have Whitepaw "
    Ivysong relized they had left the clan tarritory . Well the were right at the edge of Waterclans . Up ahead were woods . *** "Wake up Ivysong" she relized she had fallen of a small hill . The were six cliffs . One of them was a big bolder . "Wow" Star gasped . "Its just like a clan camp" meowed Lily. *** Ivystar was heading back from Moontree . Starshine her new deputy was with her . "Well Nightclan we take in any exiled cats . Good though . Any loners too . Lilypelt went to Waterclan . Starshine went to the tribe . Ivystar went to fishclan . Willowfog was at Poolclans taritory . At fishclan Ivystar heard Climbstar say "Spiritclimb i exile you as well as Seedsoil and Greenstream . Go . " Ivystar got all of them to come with her . Then she relized Climbstar exiled those her were close to Willowfog Whitestreak and her . At the tribe Starshine heard Ivyteller exile her sister Bird that has three wings . She heard Lilypelts sister Cave where we share and her brother Light who shines . She took them to the clan where they got named Birdwing the med cat Streamshine (Cave) and Lightstreak . Willowfog and Starshine had no luck . All of a sudden Willowfog started wailing . "The kits are coming"

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    awsome

    i am in 3rd grade and my teacher made me read it i loved it though i hate my reading teacher:)

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    Gggggg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    qking ttut lives

    i am king tut

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    tut

    king tut rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! snow

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Egypt

    i love Egypt!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Shshsys

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    This book was not for me but I can understand if other people li

    This book was not for me but I can understand if other people like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    awesome

    Awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Autunm reveiw

    Is nerdy and retarded

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Autumn

    I love ancient history and I can't wait to read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Learn all about king tut and his life

    If you want to read a good, interesting, exciting biography you should get Who was King Tut? This story brings you the thrilling story all about the life of king tut. It is super interesting with goood details and chapters that will give you information about king tut. This book is awesome and full of amazing sentences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Amazing

    Awesome

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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