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ISBN: 9780448413259
Author: Milton, Joyce/ Swan, Susan (ILT)
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
Published: October 1996
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Binding Type: Paperback
Annotation: Beginning readers are sure to get wrapped up in this fascinating first look at Egypt's ancient mummies. Filled with unusual and up-to-date facts, this easy-to-read book uncovers the mysteries of how and why mummies were made and what they reveal today. *********Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers - Beginner
Dewey: 932
LCCN: 96019295
Lexile Measure: 530
Series: Penguin Young Readers, Level 3
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 6.25" W
Bargain Category: Reference, Myths & Legends, Leveled Readers, History, Geography, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1997)
An easy-to-read volume explains the religious beliefs that led Egyptians to create mummies. There is also some very brief information about how mummies have since been used for display and experimentation. The book's collage illustrations are distinctive but pallid in color. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1997 June)
Milton introduces emerging readers to the pyramids, the life-after-death beliefs of ancient Egyptians, the process of mummification, and the burial procedure for pharaohs. The straightforward text is enhanced by an attractive layout and eye-catching, cut-paper illustrations. Realistic shadows give added depth to the scenes. Unfortunately, the author does not explain when pharaohs began and stopped building pyramids and when modern adventurers and archaeologists began exploring and studying these historical artifacts. Despite this criticism, this book will be a springboard for many students who will want more information about this topic. Be sure to have copies of these books on hand: David Macaulay's Pyramid (Houghton, 1975), Aliki's Mummies Made in Egypt (HarperCollins, 1979), Margaret Berrill's Mummies, Masks, and Mourners (Dutton, 1990), and Nicholas Reeves's Into the Mummy's Tomb (Scholastic, 1992). Mummies is sure to be popular with budding Egyptologists and beginning readers who want "real stories." Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews