Howard and the Mummy: Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut's Tomb

Howard and the Mummy: Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut's Tomb

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Críticas Fern and Kulikov unearth another of history's monumental finds in their picturesque biography of Carter . . . Kulikov's beautiful artwork reflects the richness of both desert and tomb and creative page layouts draw the eye. An arresting addition to the trove of Tut tomes. --BooklistKulikov's mixed-media illustrations which reflect the hues of the Egyptian desert beautifully complement and extend the text. . .Readers like Howard Carter before them can indeed find 'wonderful things' here. --The Horn BookThe author chooses information that will delight readers and Kulikov's deftly placed mixed media illustrations amplify the tone as well as the content. --School Library JournalW is for Webster A solid introduction to America's most famous lexicographer. --School Library Journal starred reviewBarnum's Bones T. rex lovers will gobble it up and seekers of easy biographies will be hot on their heels. --School Library Journal starred reviewTracey Fern turns a slice of a scientist's biography into an American adventure tale. --New York TimesWill captivate the masses of kids whose jaws drop in the presence of hulking fossils. --Booklist starred reviewFern fills her text with all the salient facts but uses a breezy humorous awestruck voice that strikes just the right tone in telling the story of this fascinating quirky scientist. --Kirkus Reviews starred review Reseña del editor A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922.Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion filled with Egyptian artifacts. Howard dreamed of discovering a mummy himself—especially a royal mummy in its tomb complete with all its treasures. When he was seventeen he took a job with the Egypt Exploration Fund and was sent to Egypt to learn about archaeology and excavation sites. And his mummy hunt was on! Howard discovered many amazing artifacts but he searched for years before coming upon the most famous mummy of all King Tut. With stunning artwork from Boris Kulikov and an informative and funny text from Tracey Fern Howard and the Mummy is a true story about the challenges of discovery and the rewards of perseverance. Biografía del autor Tracey Fern is the author of many critically acclaimed picture books including Barnum's Bones Dare the Wind and W is for Webster. She lives with her family in West Newton Massachusetts.Boris Kulikov is has illustrated many children's books including How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks and Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming. He lives in Brooklyn New York.

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