THE CURSE OF KING TUT’S MUMMY by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

THE CURSE OF KING TUT’S MUMMY

Age Range: 9 - 11

KIRKUS REVIEW

Adding a light dusting of invented detail, Zoehfeld retraces the course of Howard Carter’s youth and career to its dramatic high point, mentions the “curse” in a single brief, dismissive passage, then closes with a note on modern investigations into the causes of King Tut’s early death. Fledgling chapter-book readers may be drawn in by the title, but rare is the library that doesn’t already own other renditions of the renowned tale. The illustrations are unlikely to carry as much visual interest as the photos and images of golden artifacts in the likes of Giovanni Caselli’s In Search of Tutankhamen: The Discovery of a King’s Tomb (1999) or Zahi A. Hawass’s Tutankhamen: The Mystery of the Boy King (2005). (Nonfiction. 9-11)

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 2007
ISBN: 0-375-83862-7
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2006




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