- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: May 7, 2019
- Price: $16.99
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3167-9
- EAN: 9781419731679
- Page Count: 208
- Illustrations: Archival images throughout
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
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Just when you think that you know everything there is to know about mummies, new ones are discovered! Packed with facts but light in tone, this book introduces young readers to the most compelling examples of mummies from all over the world. There are many books about Egyptian mummies, but Mummies Exposed! goes beyond what you expect and uncovers both old favorites and recent discoveries; among them a Moche princess in Peru, the bog people of England and Ireland, and a Buddhist monk discovered within a sculpture! Featuring the most contemporary research, a touch of humor, and full-color illustrations, this exciting read is perfect for curious young minds. The book includes endnotes, bibliography, and index.
**STARRED REVIEW**— School Library Connection
"One of the most fascinating factual books . . . Readers interested in the supernatural and the macabre will be drawn to this title and won't come away disappointed."
**STARRED REVIEW**— Kirkus Reviews
"Hollihan unwraps the skinny on human mummies of both the distant past and more recent times . . . Mummy books cram the shelves, but this one won't stay buried for long."
**STARRED REVIEW**— School Library Journal
"This fascinating book explores the variety of ways that mummification can occur and tells the stories of famous and lesser-known mummies . . . Hollihan’s thoughtful and engaging text uses first-person accounts to place readers in the shoes of archaeologists solving historical mysteries."
**STARRED REVIEW**— Booklist
"For those only familiar with King Tut's mummy, This entertaining and informative look at other notable mummies found around the world will be eye-opening . . . Hollihan's humorous comments and cheeky asides to readers add to this engaging book's already sky-high appeal."
About the author
Kerrie Logan Hollihan writes award-winning nonfiction for kids and teens. Her books have been honored by VOYA Magazine, the Amelia Bloomer Project, Smithsonian, and more. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.