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Fun Things to Do with Dead Animals

4.83  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Life can be a challenge when your mother gives your friends dead mice in your birthday goody bags and offers to mummify your class pet bunny. Amun Ra (yes, like the Egyptian god) shares the story of his endlessly embarrassing and unconventional life with his Mummy, famous Egyptologist, Amalis Marquis. He regales his readers with adventures of crossing continents, of narrow ...more
Published October 12th 2017 by American University in Cairo Press
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Eden Unger Bowditch

Fun Things to Do with Dead Animals by Eden Unger Bowditch and Salima Ikram was such a quirky and informative read. Told from the point of view of 14 year old Amun Ra Marquis, Fun Things details his crazy life with his remarkably famous (and somewhat out of touch) Egyptologist mother, Amilas Marquis. Ranging everywhere from mummified class pets, to ancient toilets and even a possible kidnapping, Amun Ra and his Mummy travel the world together, trying to balance exhuming the sec
Joan Patchowsky
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the title stop you; this is a fun read.
The prose flows well and gives a humorous glimpse
of a seldom seen world. Like most good books it
leaves you wanting more. I heartily recommend it
to all young adults and all ages thereafter. I look
forward to reading other book from Ms. Bowditch.
Roxie Walker
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully goofy, with insider references that can gradually be revealed to the novice archaeologist/Egyptologist/mummies maven (maniac?)!

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Egypt Archaeologist, Author and Professor

Salima Ikram is a leading expert on animal mummies. As founder and co-director of the Animal Mummy project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, she has emerged as one of the leading scholars in Egyptian funerary archaeology. Combining an interest in and understanding of the past with a passion of preserving it for