Who Was King Tut?

Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt Now, a two and a half year long museum exhibit of Tut s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S drawing record crowds This Who Was is complete with 100 black and white illustrations and explains the life and tEver since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt Now, a two and a half year long museum exhibit of Tut s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S drawing record crowds This Who Was is complete with 100 black and white illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb s discovery, as well as myths and so called mummy curses.
Who Was King Tut Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun s tomb in the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt Now a two and a half year long museum exhibit of T

  • Title: Who Was King Tut?
  • Author: Roberta Edwards True Kelley
  • ISBN: 9780448443607
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. It was unpleasant for me to read what they did after king Tut died (ceremony and taking out brain like that) but that was life before anyway. It was interesting to read how life was before.

    2. Who Was King Tut was a very fascinating book. Written by Roberta Edwards, this book gave a lot of interesting details about Tut's life. King Tutankhamun, or King Tut for short, was a pharaoh otherwise known as the ruler of Egypt. He was not just a pharaoh, but the youngest that Egypt has ever had. Even though most in Egypt died around or in their forties, Tut died young, much younger. He died close to twenty years before he was to turn forty. No research has been shown that proves exactly how ol [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book,and i encourage you to read this book,too.If you don't like ancient artifacts and adventure,then i wouldn't recommend you read this book.On the other hand,if you do like them,than I highly do think that you will enjoy it as much I did.My favorite part in this book was when Mr.Carter found king Tuts tomb and all the ancient artifacts in with him.

    4. Read with my 6 yo. I love these books, and my biggest problem with Egypt-related books is the emphasis on death, mummy making.

    5. Well a snow day = a reading day over here and decided to prepare for my 6th graders and their unit in ELA and Social Studies on Ancient Egypt. Next month our school is preparing an International Fair and this is their continent is Africa and their unit of study the illustrious Egyptians---hmm also one of my favorite time periods so it was a win-winLearned alot from this 101 page little gem that is not only on King Tutankhamen the nineteen year old who was only a Pharoah for nine years with such [...]

    6. This book was interesting because it talked about an accent king from the past .The book talked about how he became a king of Egypt. It also talked about how he became a popular king. Over all if you are inserted in history this would be a good book for you.

    7. Reviewed at: teachmentortexts/2012/Although ultimately this book is a biography of King Tut, it also is a history book of Egypt. Not much is known about the child pharoah that a small amount of the book is actually about him. More is about his father and other aspects of Egyptian history. I was a big fan on how the book was set up. There are chapters that are a bit narrative and within the chapters there are extra informative sidebars to add to the story being told. I will definitely get more bo [...]

    8. Title-Who Was King Tut?Time-11/23=30min,11/24=30min7words-Egypt,pharaoh,Nile river,tomb,young,mummy,dieDiscussion Question-1. Q. By the time Tut was ten, he was already married. How old do you want to marry? A. I want to marry at the age of 25, because I want to be a young mother.2. Q. The trasures of Tut's tomb were sent to a museum in Cairo, Egypt. If you die, do you want to be a mummy? Why or why not? A. If I'm famous person, I want to be a mummy.I'm intereseted in Tut, so I want to go to Egy [...]

    9. My 9yo says, "A little outdated because they discovered new information about him this year. But it was a good basic book."

    10. The Kiddo brought this one home from the school library as part of an assignment to read biographies.This was a good overview of Ancient Egyptian history, the culture around the burial of Pharaohs, and the search for Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter.This is a lot to cover in a relatively small book, so there were places where I would have liked to learn more, but as a childrens' introduction it did a reasonable job of keeping on pace and presenting a good selection of facts. The writing was a [...]

    11. This book is full of fun, factual reading. This is just one book from a whole series. All the kids at Picadome love having these in their classroom. They seem to be a hit with beginner novel readers and they are always being checked out of classroom libraries. If you are a teacher- get your hands on this series ASAP! These quick read novels are a great source of information and easy to read. Are you ready to learn all the things about King Tut? What are you waiting for?! Get your hands on these [...]

    12. Good for the burgeoning Egyptologist My child has become fascinated with mummies thanks to the recent amnh exhibit. This book gave him a great background on the pharaoh and the process of making mummies.

    13. Very interesting book. I've anyways been interested in ancient Egypt, mummies, and King Tut. This book only took me 45 minutes to read and it was 45 minutes well spent. It is a book for young children, so it's fast and the words are very basic. Overall, a very good read.

    14. This is a very easy and quick non-fiction book. Who was King Tut was informative, but too easy for me.

    15. Resensi Buku yang berjudul Siapakah King Tut? ini menceritakan tentang siapa dibalik sosok firaun Tutankhamun, yang mungkin tak dikenal banyak orang. Buki ini juga menginformasikan kepada kita bahwa ternyata hanya mumi King Tut-lah yang bisa bertahan hingga berusia tiga ribu tahun, memecahkan usia mumi-mumi lain, yang sudah terbongkar dan hilang hartanya diambil kawanan pencuri. Ya King Tut adalah seorang raja yang unik. Ia merupakan raja termuda yang pernah diangkat menjadi firaun. Ia bukanlah [...]

    16. This is the third book I've read in the Who Was/Is? series of biographies for children. The books are written by many different authors and I had no idea how many of them there were out there. Our oldest picked this book out to donate to her teacher.Overall this was a fairly comprehensive book about the life and burial of King Tutankhamen. The narrative is lengthy for a read-aloud, but a fairly quick independent read. I didn't learn a lot of new information about this famous mummy, but I think i [...]

    17. Brief Review:Who was King Tut is a biography. Its intended for ages 8-12 and grades 3-7. This book has a lot of information. I like how they included Egypt's history but I wish they would have added more about King Tut. I feel as though there wasn't even a full page of Tut facts. Content area: This book could be used for history because it teaches how Egyptians lived. This book includes what they wore and how it was unique to them. By reading this book having the students read this book they wou [...]

    18. I read "Who was King Tut" by Roberta Edwards. The genre for this book is nonfiction because it is a biography about King Tut and how he was found and actually happened in real life. The setting was from 1343 B.C to 1922 A.D, which was from when Tut was born to when his tomb was found and took place mostly in past day Egypt. The main characters were King Tut, his Dad, Howard Carter, and Lord Carnarvon. The book described how king Tut rose to the throne, how he died, and what happened after he pas [...]

    19. Check out all my reviews on My BlogA simple, non-fiction account of what we know of King Tut's life and death, the burial process, and the discovery of his tomb and what that meant. There are a lot of illustrations and several chapters have extended pieces to go more in-depth on side notes like religion or Lord Carnovon. It focuses more on discovery than the actual treasures and includes a floor plan of the tomb, why it was so hard to find, and why he was buried where he was. An interesting read [...]

    20. Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards is a great book for social studies for third to fifth graders. This book offers factual information on a younger and enjoyable level for young readers. This book provides information and interesting facts about King Tut. This book tells of the life, death, and afterlife of King Tut. This book contains real information and also contains pictures to provide visuals for the reader. Alarming content could be debated in this book. As it talks about the pharaoh, it [...]

    21. This was an interesting historical text about the life of the boy king, King Tut. The book details his birth, life in Egypt, death, and highlights the success of Howard Carter who gains fame when he finds Tut's burial chamber which is loaded with many pieces of treasure and gold. There is a table of contents. The book is a biography about Tut's life. I would recommend this book for students interested in ancient history. The book also features a timeline of Egypt and the life of King Tutankamun. [...]

    22. Good enough for the younger readers but I felt that they left out information that the younger set should know.1. Tut married his sister. They completely left out mentioning that she was his sister. Children should know that the royals tended to marry within the family to keep the line from going to outsiders though there were cases where they married foreigners or nobility.2. The main gods were family and intermarried and even killed one another in jealousy, etc.3. The fetuses found in Tut's to [...]

    23. I thought it was strange that Tut was a king at such a young age. It was guite sad that Tut died as a young teen. When Tut died his buryly chamber was not ready so he had to be bared some wear else. Tut's father made a lot of big changes to Egypt when he was king. After his father died all the things that he changed went back to the way they were before he changed them. Tut died young cause of being beat by someone. When scientists found Tut's body/mummy they discovered he had a broken leg. They [...]

    24. This is the first "Who Was" book that we've read. If the other books in the series are similar then I think we would enjoy them.This particular book tells about Ancient Egypt and the discovery of King Tut's tomb. It has interesting illustrations that look hand-drawn. The book is broken down into chapters of reasonable length. An elementary school age child could read these books on his own if he is a pretty good reader.I look forward to reading more from the "Who Was" series with my children.

    25. A pretty comprehensive, yet simplified look at the life, death, and discovery of King Tutankamun. My kids especially liked the drawings on nearly every page. It helped to break up the narrative and make it more interesting. I read it aloud to all of my children, but my fifth grader could have easily read it, herself; I'd place this at a third or fourth grade level. They're excited to read more books in the series. I didn't learn anything about King Tut that I didn't already know, but for my kids [...]

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