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If the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions a mummy is a ghastly, bandaged creature staggering forth from a tomb, it's time to take a look at Mummies and Pyramids. This entertaining and enlightening research companion to Mary Pope Osborne's Mummies in the Morning is perfect for readers who developed an insatiable taste for the mysteries and science of ancient Egypt while reading about Jack and Annie's time- and space-traveling adventures at the pyramid of Queen Hutepi. Guided by siblings Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House series, the easy-to-read text offers up the secrets of pharaohs, hieroglyphic writing, the building of pyramids, how and why mummies were made, the Book of the Dead, Egyptian gods and goddesses, tomb treasures--and tomb robbers--and more. Divided into chapters covering everyday life in ancient Egypt, religion, funerals, and the most famous mummy of all, King Tutankhamen, the book also offers suggestions on how children can do their own research. Plentiful black and white illustrations and reproductions of Egyptian art make learning extra fun, as do regular appearances by Jack and Annie as they explain details of the text or offer commentary ("Not fair!" Annie says, "Only boys could go to school and become scribes!"). Stimulating and lively, this research guide is a stellar introduction to a subject guaranteed to intrigue young readers. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter
How were pyramids built? Why did people make mummies? What magic charms were buried with mummies? Who discovered King Tut's tomb? Unwrap the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide #3: Mummies and Pyramids, Jack and Annie's very own guide to the secrets of ancient Egypt. Includes information on hieroglyphics, how mummies were made, tomb treasures and robbers, Egyptian gods and goddesses, and much more!See all Editorial Reviews
Love Magic Tree House. My kids enjoy the stories as well as the Fact Trackers.Published 2 months ago by Andrea Thomas
This book presented some nice facts for kids, but did not excite or inspire me. Keep in mind, I am an adult reading it as part of a program in which I help out with elementary... Read morePublished 6 months ago by B4G
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this book. She is an avid reader of the Magic Tree House series of books. Very entertaining and educational.Published 9 months ago by Florette Smith-Felix
This is a great reading group book during an ancient civilization unit. Students really enjoy reading about Jack and Annie's adventures.Published 16 months ago by Nmteacher
A great book to bring history and ancient Egypt alive for young readers! Accurate and interesting to keep the interest all the way to the last page... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kim Amor