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How I Became a Mummy Paperback – Illustrated, March 1, 2017

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"What an imaginative approach to explaining mummification in ancient Egypt and the religious beliefs behind it! It will delight and inform Egyptologists of all ages."--
Kara Cooney

About the Author

Leena Pekkalainen is a writer and artist who studied Egyptology at Manchester University. Together with Mr. Mummific, who appeared on her sketchpad one day when she was taking a break from her studies, she writes about ancient Egypt on

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The American University in Cairo Press; Illustrated edition (March 1, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9774168119
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9774168116
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 - 10 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 3 - 12
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9 x 0.5 x 7 inches
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Leena Maria began to write stories as soon as she learned to write. Fairy stories, horse stories, fantasy stories… As a girl, after the family had gone to bed, she sat in the silence of the night and wrote. When she wasn’t writing, she illustrated her writings. She learned to paint of her own, and has had her work exhibited in several art exhibitions at home and abroad.

Then life happened - and though the writing continued, other things took over. After 5 years of Egyptology studies there finally was time to reach for the other childhood dream of being an author. The first books published was part one of the Nephilim Quest fantasy series - based on ancient human mythology and the history of ancient Egypt.

For this is what Leena Maria’s novel have in common: ancient Egypt. She holds both the Certificate and the Diploma in Egyptology and is studying for the MA in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. Though her studies are academic, her books celebrate the power of imagination. History is definitely not dry in Leena's novels!

Leena has also written and illustrated children's books about Egyptology for the American University in Cairo Press and her book "Tutankhamun in My Own Hieroglyphs" was chosen to travel with King Tut: The Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh -exhibition on its world tour. In November 2018 Leena held a book reading in Cairo at the American University in Cairo Bookstore for schoolchildren.

Leena divides her time between researching ancient Egypt, writing novels and painting.

In addition to history, she has always been interested in human mythology, which weaves into her stories. Also animals and nature are close to her heart - thanks to the long childhood summers spent at the beautiful Finnish archipelago, observing birds, insects, sea and forest animals for hours on end. Ancient forests and the sea have a special place in her heart.

Leena Maria lives in the southwest corner of Finland, in Finland’s oldest city Turku which was established 800 years ago

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