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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The concluding line of I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert never fails to move me in its quiet, knowing way: I love picture books for children. My Noble One grew old And also left that life To lie at last beside me In the night that followed night.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The prose is lyrical, though melancholy, and it could stand alone. Sometimes we saw a hippopotamus, Great jaws agape, A crocodile.

Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works. Sep 21, Rebecca Hawkinson rated it liked it Shelves: Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. Jan 01, Brigette rated it it was amazing.

His fist Mummy book of now many. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I thought the poetry was magical. 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.

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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 sm after death.


The Best Book of Mummies. Nov 18, Shawn Thrasher rated it it was amazing. Fun to hear a mummy story from a different point of view. Interesting story line, reminding us that each one from the past has a history, a mom and a dad and things they loved.

I didn’t realize this was a childrens book when I got it, but it is still beautifully written! I found it in a local used bookstore today!

I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert by Eve Bunting

Jun 01, Alison Weinreb added it. Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than books.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is a picture and it follows Heb-Mefert, who we follow through her life until hhe becomes a mummy and is put on display in a museum.

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. Lists with This Book. Jul 20, Danielle Young rated it liked it. The servant girls would come On soundless feet And bring us fruit — grapes, dates, and figs — The baskets balanced on their heads, A cloth of linen spread Beneath a canopy that kept us from the sun.

Our favorite toys for everyone on your list. I can pass it on to my little brothe who is 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.

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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 heb-nefedt. Although this book wasn’t my favorite, it was interesting. They spoke, The words unknown to me But understood as they were said. It’s a great picture book. Everyone can love them, and this book beb-nefert no exception.

Oct 10, Lesley Looper rated it liked it Shelves: Nevertheless, her words as she becomes aware of these awestruck museum gawkers are suffused with a serene wisdom that utterly, wonderfully preserves the weird, imperative dignity of the ancient Egyptians. It is creepy but they take it so matter of factly that it doesn’t bother them.

An Egyptian Tomb Look Inside. Maybe when he’s older. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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I have collected them for years. 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. Starting Point History Series.