Grade In this quiet, evocative voyage through time, an Egyptian mummy looks back on her life. In her own time, Heb-Nefert was the wife of the pharaoh’s. I Am the Mummy Heb-nefert [Eve Bunting, David Christiana] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A mummy recalls her past life in ancient. I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert. Eve Bunting, Author, David Christiana, Illustrator Harcourt Children’s Books $15 (32p) ISBN

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Handmaidens dressed me every day. Rachel rated it really liked it Jun 19, My Noble One grew old And also left that life To lie at last beside me In the night that followed night. The illustrations, however, take the cake. Share your thoughts with other customers. I picked up this book because I love mummies. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. I bought the book for my mummy unit and I cut it up to use as a narrative input story – works well.

It’s nominally about a mummy, a female ruler 3, years ago named Heb-Nefert, and you learn much about her life and death and intricate preparations of her body after death. I found it in a local used bookstore today! Although this book wasn’t my favorite, it was interesting. They kept my head so sweetly shaved, Pumiced and polished till it shone.

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Jun 01, Alison Jummy added it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The colors, the forms, the mood, all are wonderful, lyrical, satisfying. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. She floats above herself and watches the complex process of her own mummification.


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Showing of 7 reviews. Narrated in the first person, it has an eerie tone to it making a wonderful read-aloud for older elementary or adolescents. It didn’t tell us much about who she was and what she did in her life or even how she died for that matter, all it told about was how beautiful and in love she was and what her day to day activities were.

But Bunting is also writing about ever present change, and time, and existential knowledge of one’s own demise. For adults, what a haunting, utterly unforgettable treat! I enjoyed the book but not as sure about my 6yo son. My nails were hennaed red as jasper beads, My flaxen wig was jewel woven. I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert! Everyone can love them, and this book is no exception. Refresh and try again. It really draws you into the world of the Egyptians in a beautiful way.

It focuses primarily on how she was dressed and what she would have looked like, rather than on her heb-nsfert Although this book lacks some historical information–when Heb-Nefert lived, what kind of person she was, why she apparently died so young–the rich illustrations and poetic text are vivid reminders that ancient history has stories to tell us.

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This picture book paints word pictures to go with the illustrations about what life was like for an Egyptian princess turned mummy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Customers who bought this item also bought. I have collected them for years. This is a book full of color and joy, and yet it’s one of the single saddest books I’ve read in English – and the entire spectrum presented with no fanfare or folderol whatsoever. Jan 01, Brigette rated it it was amazing.


Do you know Sleeping Dragons All Around? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This … and this? No trivia or quizzes yet. Nadia rated it really liked it Jan 22, My favorite of Eve Bunting’s books, not quite a picture book, almost poetry, it’s a very evocative tale of an Egyptian woman told from the after-life.

I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert

But we were ever safe. My ears are holes That hear no sound.

The illustrations are mumy, but it’s Bunting’s words that stand out here. The illustrations in this book are a highlight! A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Three thousand years from now They will be dust and bones. Fun to hear a mummy story from a different point of view. I can pass it on to my little brothe who is The concluding line of I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert never fails to move me in its quiet, knowing tbe. Sarah rated it liked it Feb 08,