I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert

I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert Bunting

Clad in flowing linen robes, adorned with jewels, pampered by servants, Heb-Nefert led a life of leisure and joy with her royal husband on the banks of the Nile. Now she lies, a mummy, encased in glass in a museum, and recalls the days of long ago. “A mummy’s moving soliloquy on youth, love and the fleeting nature of life is the centerpiece of this hauntingly beautiful picture book.”--Publishers Weekly

Travel back through time to ancient Egypt with Heb-Nefert as she tells the beautiful story of her life and death. As the daughter of a chief magistrate, Heb-Nefert was favored because of her beauty. She married the pharaoh's brother, Ti, and became his beloved wife. Heb-Nefert's life of leisure along the banks of the Nile River was fascinating. Hundreds of years passed, and she now lies in a glass coffin in a museum for visitors to gaze upon. As they peer into her glass case, she wishes they could understand that over time all things change but that inside everyone, beauty still exists. The process of mummification and the ancient Egyptian way of life are detailed. Teachers will enjoy the information and realistic pictures. (Children's Literature)

32 pages                          978-0152024642                     Ages 9-11

Keywords:  Egypt, mummy, death and dying, African history, ancient Egypt, Africa, ancient history, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, multicultural, diversity, diverse books, Diversity: Self Image, beliefs, daily living

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