Tutankhamen's tomb

by Green, Jen.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Non-Fiction J 932.014 GREEN 2007
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Juvenile - Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 932.014 GREEN 2007
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 932.014 G82
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 932.014 G82
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 932 GRE
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 932 GRE
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 932 GREEN
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 932 GREEN
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 932 G82
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 932 G82
Combining words and unusual illustrations that incorporate pop-ups, pull tabs, wheels, and flaps, this book tells the dramatic story of archaeologist Howard Carter and his amazing journey to Egypt that culminated with his discovery in 1923 of Tutankhamen's tomb. This beautifully illustrated volume features stunning color photos of objects discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb, as it takes boys and girls along on a virtual archaeological dig. They explore the boy pharaoh's tomb and gain insights into the ancient Egyptian civilization, with emphasis on the Egyptians' particular form of belief in an afterlife. Die-cut holes in the book's pages are part of an ingenious design in which a model of Tutankhamen's sarcophagus literally pops up when the book is opened. And a "sliding door" on the front cover's tomb illustration can be moved back to reveal an illustration of the mummy. The book's lively narrative style includes excerpts from Howard Carter's diary and brings his adventure fully alive. Here is a beautifully designed book that is every bit as much fun as it is educational.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pyramids, maps, masks and-yes-tombs, pop from the full-color photos of the paper-over-board Discoverology: Tutankhamen's Tomb. Flaps lift to reveal (fascinatingly unsettling images of) how a dead body was prepared for mummifying, and an especially effective three-part flap that shows a sarcophagus's trio of coffins. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Quarto children's book.
Subjects Tutankhamen, -- King of Egypt -- Juvenile literature.
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Hauppauge, N.Y. :Barron's Educational Series, Inc.,2007
Contributors Anderson, Julie R.
Language English
Notes "Pop-ups, pull-tabs, die-cuts, flaps"--P. 1 of cover.
At head of title: Discoverology.
Description 28 pages (some folded) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
ISBN 9780764159992
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