Egyptian Mummies: A Pop-Up Book

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9780525458395: Egyptian Mummies: A Pop-Up Book

A fact-filled book featuring ingenious full-color, three-dimensional illustrations delves into the interesting world of mummies, furnishing detailed information on the techniques used in mummification, the tombs in which mummies were buried, and the vast treasures found in the tombs.

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Grade 2-5. Though no mummies actually rear up, fans of the thoroughly bandaged ones will be delighted with this four-spread, pop-up look at a pharaoh's death rites, as it allows them to help an embalmer sloooooowly pull out the corpse's intestines, peer beneath several layers of linen wrapping, lift lids on coffins, and watch funerary goods being arranged in the burial chamber deep within a pyramid. The text goes a step beyond simply captioning the pictures, including, for instance, the specific deity to which each of this pharaoh's major organs was dedicated, the significance of several amulet symbols, and a capsule version of the story of Seth and Osiris. Stewart's paintings are realistic but toned down, so that organs look like generic blobs of pink silly putty. The special effects are clever, simple, and, expectedly, not very sturdy; nonetheless, Polk's tone is more serious than sensationalistic, and either the burial chamber scene or the 3-D pyramid would make eye-catching centerpieces in a topical display.?John Peters, New York Public Library
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