Howard and the Mummy Book
Howard and the Mummy Book
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Howard and the Mummy

Written by Tracey Fern and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut's tomb in 1922. Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion filled with Egyptian artifacts. Howard dreamed of discovering a mummy himself—especially a royal mummy in its tomb, complete with all its treasures. When he was seventeen, he took a job with the Egypt Exploration Fund and was sent to Egypt to learn about archaeology and excavation sites. And his mummy hunt was on! Howard discovered many amazing artifacts, but he searched for years before coming upon the most famous mummy of all, King Tut. With stunning artwork from Boris Kulikov, and an informative and funny text from Tracey Fern, Howard and the Mummy is a true story about the challenges of discovery and the rewards of perseverance.

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  • Age Range: 4-7
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2018
  • ISBN: 0374303053
  • ISBN 13: 978-0374303051
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Tracey Fern

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.

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Tracey Fern
Boris Kulikov

Boris was born in Russia, and graduated from The Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema in St. Petersburg. He emigrated to the United States in 1997 and his career there began as an illustrator for the New York Times Book Review. Boris currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Yelena Romanova, who is an author and two sons Max and Andre.

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