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Tut's Mummy: Lost...and Found (Step into Reading, Step 4)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  585 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Describes the burial of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the discovery of his long-lost tomb by archaeologists more than 3000 years later.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 12th 1988 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1988)
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Apr 28, 2014 midnightfaerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
A great educational book for your children over the preschool age. My 6 yr old loved it. Lots of good information with beautiful pictures that will help keep children engaged. A great addition to any children's library.
Alix Mckee
Jul 13, 2014 Alix Mckee rated it liked it
This was a great brief introduction to the history of King Tutankhamen and the archaeological discovery of his tomb. The book has five short chapters and interesting illustrations.
Apr 26, 2016 Stephanie rated it really liked it
We really liked this book. The information about King Tut was wonderful. The story was well streamlined, illustrations were great, and we loved that they used some actual photos.
Oct 17, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sonlight-core-b
A short, easy to read book about the search for King Tutankahmen's tomb. Informative with good illustrations and some photographs.
Oct 20, 2011 Ebookwormy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ebookwormy by: Tapestry of Grace, Sonlight
This book is a best of the best selection. Not only does it provide information on King Tut's life in ancient times, it also explains how locations of ancient tombs became exploited/ raided or lost in time. By opening with Tut's death, including the gap and then using the rest of the book to follow Howard Carter's search for King Tut's tomb, the student gains new insight into the study of history via archaeology. AND, making it even better, the book is written at a 2-3rd grade reading level, mak ...more
Jan 03, 2016 Bladestryke rated it really liked it
A nice little book with actual pictures of king tuts items. A nice way to introduce the kiddos to the boy king.
Jun 25, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-books
My emerging reader LOVES this book. We've read it over and over. At least it has some facts for mom.
Beth Anne
Jun 06, 2014 Beth Anne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-aloud, 2014
Read aloud to Emma and Will. A good overview of the discovery of Tut's tomb, complete with real photographs.
Waylon Michel
Apr 24, 2015 Waylon Michel rated it really liked it
I really liked this read aloud. I did this book as a lesson for my kids in class last week.
Jul 21, 2010 Jen rated it it was amazing
I loved this book because it presents history with illustrations alongside actual pictures. At first I wasn't sure if Nicola was going to understand or retain anything I was reading to her because the ideas are so foreign, but once we had finished reading the book she spouted back the main ideas with clarity. Funny note: we were reading this book together and she was squirming. I told her, "Sit still, this is school." She replied, "THIS is school?! I didn't know this was school!" :D
Nov 27, 2012 Shelli rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful book for young readers, showcasing the efforts and determination of one man, Howard Carter, who had a passion for Ancient Egypt and its mysteries. After many, many years and let downs, he discovered the tomb of the forgotten King Tutankhamen. This book also talks a bit about King Tut, the mummification process, and the secret burial site of the young boy king. A must have book for any school library!
One of my sons absolutely loved this. The other hated it. I thought it had interesting information, but the writing was a little choppy. It's meant for beginning readers so it doesn't really flow.

The illustrations are done in soft, muted tones and each page has several sentences without being overwhelming.

I'll probably have them read it again when we study Egypt again. Or not. We'll see.
May 24, 2012 Brent rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents and children
Recommended to Brent by: Carlos Museum Bookshop
Available at Carlos Museum Bookshop -

Egypt, 1922. The underground tomb of King Tut is discovered by Howard Carter after years of searching. The secret treasure it holds is the archaeological find of a lifetime!
For grades 2-3 (Step into Reading series, Step 4)

$3.99, softcover
Nov 04, 2012 Trace rated it it was amazing
Luke and I both agreed that this was a 5-star reader. It was full of fascinating historical facts. We find it difficult to find beginner readers that actually have interesting substance as opposed to just fluff....

It was fascinating to us to "meet" the people who discovered King Tuts tomb.
Dian Ara
Jan 30, 2013 Dian Ara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mummies! With pictures and lovely illustrations, yaaay... Despite being written for 2nd and 3rd graders, it explains Tutankhamen's tomb discovery quite thoroughly, preceded by some interesting information about mummification and ancient Egyptian funeral ritual.
We started this one as an eBook from the overdrive library but finished it as I finally got an old paperback copy. I definitely think that these early readers are better as physical books rather than landscape ebooks.
Leah Bender
Sep 18, 2013 Leah Bender rated it it was amazing
This book changed my life forever when I was five years old. No joke. I'm in grad school for Egyptology now.
Jan 12, 2012 Teri rated it really liked it
Shelves: ancient-egypt
Good story about the discovery of King Tut's tomb. We read it twice and surprisingly it wasn't too dry.
Casey Lynn
Jul 20, 2010 Casey Lynn rated it it was ok
this book about king tut is a really good book. it also has alot of facts on king tut
Great easy reader book about King Tutankhamen's tomb and its discovery by Howard Carter.
Jessica Van Vleet
Jan 31, 2011 Jessica Van Vleet rated it really liked it
I read this to my 1st grader. :) I thought it was very interesting.
Jun 17, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Curriculum
Good, simple, non-fiction book about Ancient Egypt.
Jaeger Matthias
Aug 09, 2011 Jaeger Matthias rated it it was amazing

I loved it.
May 05, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it
My 7 year old gives it 2 thumbs up.
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
This book is about mummy's. A.
Nov 28, 2010 Lori added it
I2B, good read.
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