OUTSIDE AND INSIDE MUMMIES by Sandra Markle

OUTSIDE AND INSIDE MUMMIES

Age Range: 9 - 11

KIRKUS REVIEW

Markle’s newest in the series pairs typically dramatic photos to an oddly disjointed text. Darting abruptly from Egypt to Argentina to Europe and back, the author explains how a tiny endoscope, a portable x-ray set up inside a pyramid, and a huge spiral tomography scanner are being used, along with other devices and techniques, to find clues to the lives, deaths, medical histories and environments of mummies worldwide. The identities of her examples sometimes shift confusingly from one paragraph to the next, however, and in at least one case the accompanying photo doesn’t match. Furthermore, there’s a step or two missing from the closing crafts project, which invites readers to create a “mummy” apple. Though this does provide an enticing glimpse of science in action, and the close-up mummy pictures will elicit the predictable wows, it isn’t among the author’s best work. (glossary, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 9-11)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-8027-8966-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2005




MORE BY SANDRA MARKLE

ChildrenTHE CASE OF THE VANISHING HONEYBEES by Sandra Markle
by Sandra Markle
ChildrenTHE LONG, LONG JOURNEY by Sandra Markle
by Sandra Markle
ChildrenWHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? by Sandra Markle
by Sandra Markle

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenFORENSIC IDENTIFICATION by Elizabeth A. Murray
by Elizabeth A. Murray