Who Was King Tut? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Who Was King Tut? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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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-and-white illustrations and explains the life…  See more details below

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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-and-white 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:
9781417772322
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
03/02/2006
Series:
Penguin Group Who Was Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
105
Sales rank:
1,154,880
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Who Was King Tut? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Encourged book to read! Lots of facts I never even knew about him! Wow what a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read 3 of the who was books and i love to learn new facts on biffrent people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 10 days ago
I already knew a lot about tut, but it was such a good book!! I love it ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A minor Egyptian Pharaoh
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Same!!!
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It is awesome I love it
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Bradley513 More than 1 year ago
This book was not for me but I can understand if other people like this book.
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Awesome
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Is nerdy and retarded
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I love ancient history and I can't wait to read this book!
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I love this book
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