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Read + Review: The Curse of the Mummy: Uncovering Tutankhamun’s tomb by Candace Fleming

The Curse of the Mummy: Uncovering Tutankhamun’s tomb is mainly centered in a British – occupied Egypt from around 1907-1932. It is about the pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt and passed at an unfortunately young age. On the way to his demise, his tomb was filled with any treasure he would need in the afterlife. The story comes back a few centuries late when two Brits, a wealthy earl named Lord Carnarvon teamed up with Howard Carter, a knowledgeable but stubborn archeologist to uncover and rediscover the long lost tomb of Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh. Once uncovered though, it seems as though the pharaoh’s ancient powers were punishing all those who dared to disturb his peace. People panicked and the press ate the breaking news stories up. The pharaoh’s curse was endless, and no one knew who was next.

I think that overall this was a pretty good book, but I think there are still some improvements needed. I think that Candace Fleming took a little too long to get to the point of the book. I was almost at the verge of putting down the book until the climax came. I also think she added extra details that weren’t worth knowing and it just dragged the book longer. Otherwise, I think she did a great job and described everything vividly. She also stated all the facts and marked all of her sources. Overall, I think this was a marvelous book, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read.

I think the most memorable part of about the book was when the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered. This was because Candace Fleming had so much imagery in the way she described it and I felt like I was really there. This was also a crucial part in the story.

Reviewed by Eesha B. at Twin Hickory Library

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