Who Was King Tut?

by Roberta Edwards

Paperback, 2006



Local notes

921 TUT





Grosset & Dunlap (2006), 112 pages


Explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb's discovery, as well as myths and stories of mummy curses.


Original language


Original publication date


Physical description

112 p.; 5.4 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member jnicklas
Pictures, chapter book, great for Egypt project, Language, arts, and architecture are included
LibraryThing member jessicaedelman
I liked this children's biography of King Tut. I enjoyed the writing and illustrations. I enojoyed how the book was divided into sections such as "Who Was King Tut?" as an introduction, "The Boy King" about Tut's early life, and "An Early Death" which was about when Tut died. The sections helped
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organize the information presented in the text.
Although this book is not considered a picture book it still contained various illustrations that I enjoyed. The illustrations greatly enhanced the text. There were diagrams, maps, and illustrations of people introduced in the text. I thought that the illustration of the funeral parade was extremely beneficial and helped organize the information presented about King Tut's funeral procession.
The main idea of this text is to inform readers about King Tut and Egyptian history.
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LibraryThing member kslack3
I liked this book. I believe it did a very successful job on educating the reader on King Tut. The main idea of the book was to inform readers on King Tut and what his major accomplishments were. One of the things I liked the most about this book was the illustrations. Since it was a chapter book
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the illustrations were very few and far between, but when a picture, map, diagram, etc., was used, it helped solidify the information being told by the text. For example in the chapter Gifts of the Nile there was a map of the surrounding region. Not all readers will have background on Ancient Egypt so I found this particular illustration important to build a foundation. I also liked how the chapter book was organized. Although all the text was informative and pertinent to King Tut, the way it was broken down into chapters chunked off the information in meaningful ways. The chapters had clear distinct focuses for example King Tuts’ father, King Tut as a boy, him as Pharaoh, on the afterlife, etc. I found this helpful also because it allowed me to know where certain information was when going back through the book.
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½ (24 ratings; 3.7)
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