Mummies

Mummies Cover

Mummies

By Elizabeth Carney

National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426305283, 31pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2009

Description
Why were mummies mummified? These mysterious corpses provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. "Mummies" has plenty of ghoulish intrigue to keep young readers reading. This irresistible title provides the solid science behind the myths and guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for kids at Level 2. "Mummies"is a compelling combination of fun, facts, jokes and captivating photography.
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About the Author
ELIZABETH CARNEY is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in nonfiction children's books and science, math, and STEM-related magazines. Her author credits include"Everything Big Cats," "Everything Dolphins," "Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move," and several titles in the Face to Face and National Geographic Readers series.

Elizabeth Carney received the 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Award for science reporting for children. Her titles"Face to Face With Cheetahs," "Face to Face With Gorillas," and"Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move"appeared on the National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Book list for 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively."