Howard and the Mummy (Hardcover)

Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut's Tomb

By Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374303051, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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.



About the Author

Tracey Fern is the author of the picture books Buffalo Music and Pippo the Fool, both Junior Library Guild selections. She lives with her family in West Newton, Massachusetts, where she’s always on the lookout for unusual rocks.

Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books. His work includes Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming; W is for Webster by Tracey Fern; and the Max's Math series, written by Kate Banks.He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For Howard and the Mummy: Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut's Tomb

“Fern and Kulikov unearth another of history’s monumental finds in their picturesque biography of Carter . . . Kulikov’s beautiful artwork reflects the richness of both desert and tomb, and creative page layouts draw the eye. An arresting addition to the trove of Tut tomes.” —Booklist

“Kulikov’s mixed-media illustrations, which reflect the hues of the Egyptian desert, beautifully complement and extend the text. . .Readers, like Howard Carter before them, can indeed find ‘wonderful things’ here.” —The Horn Book

“The author chooses information that will delight readers and Kulikov’s deftly placed mixed media illustrations amplify the tone as well as the content.” —School Library Journal

W is for Webster:
“A solid introduction to America’s most famous lexicographer.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Barnum's Bones:
“T. rex lovers will gobble it up, and seekers of easy biographies will be hot on their heels.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Tracey Fern turns a slice of a scientist's biography into an American adventure tale.” —New York Times

“Will captivate the masses of kids whose jaws drop in the presence of hulking fossils.” —Booklist, starred review

“Fern fills her text with all the salient facts but uses a breezy, humorous, awestruck voice that strikes just the right tone in telling the story of this fascinating, quirky scientist.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review