100 Facts Mummies

100 Facts Mummies is a non fiction mummy book for kids aged 7+, bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, unbelievable images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the mysteries of mummies.

• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.

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100 Facts Mummies includes key topics about the ancient practice of mummification in simple numbered facts. Every page is covered in fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. This mummy book for kids covers the rituals and history of ancient Egypt, Peru, Asia and North America.

Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Mummies:
• The origin of the art of mummification and the first mummies ever made
• The preservation process of drying and wrapping a body
• Human and animal mummies from around the world

Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• In the 1800s, Egyptian cat mummies were shipped to England where they were crushed up to make fertilizer!
• When Spaniards came to Peru in the 1500s, they destroyed 1365 Inca mummies in just four years!
• When British artist Edward Burne-Jones found out that his paint was made from mummy remains, he buried the tube and put daisies on the 'grave'!

Quiz questions to support learning and recall skills:
• Question: Did the Egyptians mummify crocodiles?
• Question: Which animal is linked to the god Bastet?
• Question: When were the first mummies discovered?

Information

Series: 100 Facts
Author: John Malam
Consultant: Fiona Macdonald
Pages: 48
Age: 7+
Size: 297 x 228 mm
Format: Paperback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781848101067

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