You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! (Revised Edition)

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Get ready … as a wealthy ancient Egyptian who is dying, you want to become immortal. To enter the afterlife, your body must go through extraordinary processes to become a

Use a hook to pull the mummy's brain out through his nose!

Make false eyes from onions.

Stuff the body with rags and sawdust for a ...

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Overview

Get ready … as a wealthy ancient Egyptian who is dying, you want to become immortal. To enter the afterlife, your body must go through extraordinary processes to become a

Use a hook to pull the mummy's brain out through his nose!

Make false eyes from onions.

Stuff the body with rags and sawdust for a realistic looking mummy.

Use frankincense to make the mummy smell sweet.

Place magic amulets among the wrappings for protection in the afterlife.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
This is not your grandmother's history book! Stewart takes what appears to be a flippant look at the preparation of a wealthy Egyptian for the afterlife through text, cartoons, and helpful hints. While the text and chapter headings are written in a lighthearted manner, the material being covered is not; in fact Stewart seems to go for the shock factor to lure in readers, especially reluctant ones, by his focus on gross details such as organ removal and storage, stuffing the body, and crafting false eyeballs. Also described is the actual burial process, items placed in the tomb with the mummy, tomb robbers, and some rather odd uses of mummies. Stewart places the reader in the middle of the events, using the second person pronoun throughout, and includes cultural as well as physical information. This revised edition includes new material not included in the original 2002 edition: a timeline of Ancient Egypt, a map , information on Ancient Egyptian life, top creepy mummies, and "Did You Know" facts. The main body, glossary, and index of the book, however, are exactly the same as the 2002 edition; both are titles in the "You Wouldn't Want to Be" series. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531280263
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: You Wouldn't Want to
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 269,573
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Dead? Off to the Embalmers! 6

Removing the Organs 8

String the Organs 10

Get Stuffed! 12

Bound for the Tomb 14

The Coffins 16

Weepers and Wailers 18

What a Mummy Needs for a Blissful After life 20

Tomb Robbers 22

Animal Mummies 24

Eternal Rest? 26

Strange Afterlives 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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