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How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

Written & illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Published by Blue Apple Books
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Recounts the history of how the sphinx of Pharaoh Hatshepsut came to be part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Egyptian collection, from the artifact’s carving in ancient Egypt to its arrival in the hallowed halls of the world-famous museum in New York City.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
3.5 / 7.0

This book is informative and would be great to read before visiting a museum, as it answers the question of how the sphinx got to the museum. It does a good job at talking through all of the history pretty thoroughly, though it did seem really repetitive to me as it follows the pattern of “There Was An Old Women Who Swallowed a Fly” by building upon each new step of how the sphinx got to the museum and restates it each page.

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Jessie Hartland

<b>Jessie Hartland </b>( has written and illustrated many picture books, including <i>Steve Jobs: Insanely Great!</i>, <i>How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum</i>, <i>Bon Appetit: the Delicious Life of Julia Child</i>, and <i>How the Meteorite got to the Museum</i>. Her paintings have been exhibited in Venice, Tokyo, Long Island, and New York City. She has painted murals at a Japanese amusement park, designed Christmas windows for Bloomingdale’s, and put her mark on ceramics, watches, and all sorts of other things. Her illustrations have appeared in the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Travel and Leisure Family</i>, <i>Martha Stewart Kids</i>, <i>Bon Appetit</i>, and <i>Fit Pregnancy</i>. She lives in New York City.

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