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Howard and the Mummy


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A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

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Tracey Fern is the author of numerous picture books, including Barnum's Bones, Dare the Wind, and W is for Webster. She lives with her family in West Newton, Massachusetts, where she's always on the lookout for unusual rocks. traceyfern.com

Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including most recently How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks and Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. boriskulikov.com


"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." --Booklist "Kulikov'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 Book "The 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 Journal W is for Webster:
"A solid introduction to America's most famous lexicographer." --School Library Journal, starred review Barnum's Bones:
"T. rex lovers will gobble it up, and seekers of easy biographies will be hot on their heels." --School Library Journal, starred review "Tracey Fern turns a slice of a scientist's biography into an American adventure tale." --New York Times "Will captivate the masses of kids whose jaws drop in the presence of hulking fossils." --Booklist, starred review "Fern 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

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