With adventure and excitement that will keep young children wanting to read, Who Was King Tut tells the story of what pharaoh's were like, if he knew how to read and write, how we learned to translate hieroglyphs, how CAT scans helped us learn about how Tut died, and how we've learned about Tut through Howard Carter's archaeology. Basing many observations off of the artifacts found in his tomb, this is a fun way to think of what King Tut may have really been like. 105 pages, softcover. Grade 3.
Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamuns 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 Tuts 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 tombs discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.