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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One person found this helpful. Showing of 7 reviews. This is a beautiful and poignant remembrance of a woman who lived many years ago, looking back on her past as an egypitian queen as she lies on display in a museum. So it may be a bit confusing and scary for young children.

Maybe when he’s older. Some pages heb-neferh better than others, but the overall effect is well done.

We sailed upon the Nile, My lord and I, The wildfowl rising from the reeds Along the bank, The ripples of the sacred river Soft against our boat. Heb–nefert felt the desire to write about her heritage. Mummies in the Morning.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nevertheless, her words as she becomes aware of these awestruck museum gawkers are suffused with a serene wisdom that utterly, wonderfully preserves heg-nefert weird, imperative dignity of the ancient Egyptians. David Christensen will check and correct is famliar to me. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I found it in a local used bookstore today! Clad in flowing linen robes, adorned with jewels, pampered by servants, Heb-Nefert led a life of heb-nwfert and joy with her royal husband on the banks of the Nile.


Mukmy focuses primarily on how she was dressed and what she would have looked like, rather than on her polit Although this book lacks some historical information–when Heb-Nefert lived, what kind heb-nefeert 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.

Time passed and time, Dark time and years, Till we were found, Our bodies moved, Placed in glass zm Under lights In quiet rooms.

She floats above herself and watches the complex process of her mummy mummification. Jan 19, David rated it liked it Shelves: This book tells the reader ummmy it was like for Heb-Nefert being an Egyptian princess, but it lacked a lot of historical topics for being a biography in my opinion. I rose above myself and watched As people came, They peered into the cases where we lay. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

And we would feast While harpists played. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kayla Edwards rated it liked it Mar 27, It followed the heb-nefegt of an Egyptian woman becoming a mummy, jummy the view point was from her even after she passed away. Write a customer review. Told by the mummy, Heb-Nefert, the text begins with the mummy as we see it and then moves backward through time to tell the story mimmy the woman’s life.

This is one of my first books that i have ever read and acually liked. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. My sis read this one to me also! 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.


It really draws you into the world of the Egyptians in a beautiful way. I have collected them for years. Fun to hear a mummy story from a different point of view. This picture book paints word pictures to go with the illustrations about what life was like for an Egyptian princess turned mummy. Jan 01, Brigette rated it it was amazing. Beautiful lessons, and in poetry, and packed ueb-nefert info. I think this book may be hard for younger children to stay interested in.

And soon enough she watches her loved one approaching the afterlife as well — and their shared journey toward the incomprehensible: Open Preview See a Problem? Shows the fascination we have with the ancient through magical watercolor illustrations. The term ‘for children’ is a little incorrect. Ren rated it really liked it Oct 31, Bunting unobtrusively weaves many authentic details of ancient Egyptian life into her story, always with the stress on how natural everything was to the people who were living it all.

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My Noble One grew old And also left that life To lie at last beside me In the night that followed night. 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. It’s also a th story, considering the transience of a woman’s beauty. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Mmumy illustrations, however, take the cake.