If a Mummy Could Talk . . .

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If a Mummy Could Talk . . .
If a mummy could talk, what would it say? Of course, mummies can't talk. But with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about each mummy. So, what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!

Written by Rhonda Lucas Donald, Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 4-9, Grades 1-3, Lexile: 630, F&P: T
Hardcover 9781607187370 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607187431 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781607187486 $11.95  
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Keywords:   mummy, mummified, woolly mammoth, bison, Otzi the ice man, King Tut, Ramsesses III, Pharoh's dog, cat mummy, Tamut, Man, Lady Dai, Inca Maiden, Lenin, technology, archaeologist, paleontologist, sequencing
Animals in the book:   woolly mammoth, bison
Vetters:   This book has been vetted for accuracy by Dr. Johan Reinhard, currently an explorer with National Geographic Society; Dr. Salima Ikram, distinguished university professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo; and Dr. Randall Thompson, of the HORUS Group.


An unusually animated way to unwrap a popular topic.
- Kirkus Reviews

Some of the mummified people will sound familiar to many readers, such as Ramesses III and King Tut. Other people “an Inca maiden and Lady Dai, a Chinese woman” will not be so obvious or well known.
- School Library Connection

"If a Mummy Could Talk..." is a fascinating book for children to explore the many things that can be learned about the past from mummies through modern tools of science.
- Midwest Book Review

Author/Illustrator Info:

Rhonda Lucas Donald has written more than a dozen books for children and teachers. She has written If a Mummy Could Talk..., Deep in the Desert (Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award), Dino Tracks, and Dino Treasures for Arbordale. In addition, she has won awards for articles and stories appearing in Ranger Rick and Big Backyard magazines. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, National Science Teachers Association, and the Cat Writers Association. Rhonda and her husband share their Virginia home with their dog, Dixie, and their cats, Huxley and Darcy. Visit her website at www.browntabby.com.

Cathy Morrison may have started her art career in animation, but she soon fell in love with illustrating children's books and has been doing so for 20 years. She's illustrated If a Mummy Could Talk..., Dino Tracks, Dino Treasures, Nature Recycles–How About You?, Daisylocks, This Land is Your Land, Tortoise and Hare's Amazing Race, Three Little Beavers, and Animalogy: Animal Analogies for Arbordale. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Cathy works from home in a studio loft overlooking a beautiful view of the Mummy Range, on the northern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out her blog at www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com.


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