Mummy Cat

by Marcus Ewert

On Sale: 07/21/2015

Mummy Cat

by Marcus Ewert

illustrated by Lisa Brown

On Sale: 07/21/2015


Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award

About the Book

Deep within this maze of stone,
a creature wakes up, all alone . . .

Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen, creating a story-within-a-story about the events of centuries past. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author’s note.
        Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown’s smart, beautiful book is a marvel of sophisticated simplicity, infinitely engaging to examine in detail, and complete with a sweetly surprising plot twist sure to delight young cat-lovers and budding Egyptologists alike.

Critical Praise

"Ewert’s rhyming picture book is an unexpected love story that anyone with a pet can appreciate. Kids will enjoy this memorable and touching introduction to mummies." —School Library Journal   "Terrifically original." —Publishers Weekly   "This stands out among the more straightforward nonfiction picture books about ancient Egypt, and primary-grade children will find much to ponder, explore, and discuss." —Horn Book Magazine   * "Elegantly designed for young fans of Ancient Egypt, this sweet ghost story of a pet's love for its owner transcends time." Kirkus, starred review      —


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544340824
  • ISBN 10: 0544340825
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 07/21/2015
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 9
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Ancient Civilizations
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

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