Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Stories of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs and the amazing things to be found hidden inside their tombs have fascinated many people for hundreds of years, and the story of Tutankhamun is one of the most famous real-life treasure-hunting stories ever – though perhaps that’s because of the supposed curse linked to it.
This is an excellent retelling of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and two of the people who dedicated years of their lives to finding it, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon (although did you know it was actually a young Egyptian boy who found the key to where the tomb lay hidden in the Valley of the Kings?).
From background information on the Egyptians, their pyramids and their tombs, to the challenges faced in searching for Tutankhamun, the importance of its discovery, and some of the strange events that came afterwards, master storyteller David Long packs a lot of fascinating detail into just 76 pages, accompanied by maps, diagrams and illustrations.
Told in an accessible narrative style and dyslexia friendly format, it’s a brilliant book for reluctant readers, but also anyone who loves non-fiction and amazing real-life stories, and shows how Tutankhamun’s treasures are what the story should really be remembered for.