The Tomb of the Boy King
A True Story In Verse
Publication Date: April 2001
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The mummy's curse?
A gold moon rose beyond the cliffs
and lured the robbers from their lair,
as sunset's last light bled upon
the sacred desert grave site where
the boy king, Tutankhamen, lay
surrounded by his treasure hoard,
protected by a curse, some say,
as dangerous as a sharpened sword.
Thus begins the strange unfolding of events encompassing one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century -- the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
The breathtaking combination of John Frank's narrative poem and Tom Pohrt's illustrations brings a new dimension of suspense and excitement to this astonishing true story.
John Frank is also the author of Erin's Voyage, which Publishers Weekly proclaimed "a tale of mystery and wonder." He lives in Kirkland, Washington.
Tom Pohrt is the author and illustrator of Having a Wonderful Time and Coyote Goes Walking. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Style, information, design, drama, humor -- here's a book whose many fine qualitites all recommend it for a multitude of uses." -Starred, The Horn Book
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