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Using the classic style of Egyptian art, the book is painstakingly accurate in facts and illustrative style. Artefacts, funerary customs, wonderfully gory details of the mummification process, hieroglyphics and details of life in ancient Egypt are told through the eyes of Ipy, whose father is embalmer to the King. Yuya, father of the Queen, has died and Ipy must help his father in the mummification process. Yuya is an actual mummy and the discovery of his tomb is an entertaining story in itself.
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About the Author

TAMARA BOWERhas been fascinated by ancient Egypt since she was a child and dressed up to play as ancient Egyptians with her friends. She studied fine art in college and was trained in archaeological illustration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked as a staff illustrator in the Department of Egyptian Art. She has also served as the technical illustrator for archaeological digs in Egypt, Turkey, Spain, Belize, and California. Bower is the author of three children's books about ancient Egypt: "How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt "(winner ofthe ALA Amelia Bloomer Award for Nonfiction Picture Books, the Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award, and the Africana Book Award for Young Children), "The Shipwrecked Sailor"and, most recently, "The Mummy Makers of Egypt." She lives in New York City."

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A charming and well-researched book with vivid, engaging, exquisite original artwork by Tamara Bower that brings ancient Egypt to life. A delight for children, aficionados of ancient Egypt, and scholars. It is definitely on my Christmas present list! Dr. Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo"

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