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Mummies Exposed!: Creepy and True #1 Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-09-10 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:141973167X
LANGUAGE:English

"Mummies Exposed! is the first book in the Creepy and True series by Kerrie Logan Hollihan. It is currently scheduled for release on May 7 2019. 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.


Mummies Exposed! is a well written and researched book for the middle grade level reader. I have read a good deal about mummies, and watched some very good documentaries, and I think this book has a good balance of staple information on the subject and things readers might not know. There was some humor included, which I find tends to keep readers that might otherwise get distracted engaged, and I thought the images chosen were fascinating. I thought the endpages were more extensive that I really expected and I appreciated the about of work that went into the bibliography and indexing to help young readers find what they are most interested in and explore the subject matter further.

Mummies Exposed! is a book that does a good job of capturing the interest and imagination of the reader. I think this will be of get interest to a number of readers, and just might inspire more to study the subject in depth.
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" Great for kids, and I enjoyed it myself. A lot of useful learning in this book and it is told in an entertaining and interesting way. " said.

" Informational, creepy, and filled with mummies. What more could I ask for? " said.

"Every chapter introduces a new mummy, from the classic linen wrapped Egyptians, to modern embalmings. The author discusses the discovery of the various different mummies, how they were made and whether it was intentional or not, and what researchers went through to try to understand each mummy's life and death. What makes this book outstanding is the author's terrific, conversational tone and voice. I felt like she was just chatting with a class of middle schoolers, with plenty of humor, explaining and sometimes simplifying information but never condescending. She got me totally hooked on yet another book about mummies." said.

"Like many, I've long been fascinated with mummies. If you know and upper elementary or middle school kid who feels the same, they need this book. There are, of course, the requisite Egyptian mummies, but Hollihan explores well beyond that to explore mummies from many different cultures and time periods and different methods of mummification. She explains some of the science involved in discovery, exhumation, and examination of mummies, as well as some of the ethical questions surrounding disturbing and displaying the dead of cultures not our own—how does one balance scientific discovery with respect for others' beliefs—in a way that is accessible, but not dumbed-down. A great introduction for kids wanting to go a little deeper than "Ooooh, cool mummy."" said.

"This is an extremely well-researched book about a wide variety of mummies from around the world. The writing is playful and often conversational in tone. I did encounter some places where it seemed like there were editorial mistakes, which detracted from the overall reading. (I'm not sure if this is related to the fact that I read the book in digital form.) The topic and photos are probably not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach; I confess to feeling a little quesy at times. I did find the information presented in the book to be fascinating, and it has definitely given me a different perspective on many moments in history, as well as the controversy surrounding the studying of human remains. I would definitely recommend this book to those fascinated by mummies and/or history. " said.

"Mummies Exposed! is a fascinating look at the subject, at an appropriate level to maintain the interest of an upper-elementary or middle school level. The book covers mummies from all over the world, and is complete with many photographs. As always, digging up the dead - no matter how old - comes with a certain amount of controversy as many cultures and religions find it extremely disrespectful. The author has managed to cover both the science and the cultural implications with a sympathetic viewpoint.

Also included is an extensive bibliography in the back, quite impressive for a book of such small scope. While there are quite a few different mummies covered, the details are somewhat sparse (as suits the age level the book is targeted at). But, the bibliography gives an excellent starting point for further reading for either kids or adults.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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"Mummies Exposed! is the first book in the Creepy and True series by Kerrie Logan Hollihan. It is currently scheduled for release on May 7 2019. 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.


Mummies Exposed! is a well written and researched book for the middle grade level reader. I have read a good deal about mummies, and watched some very good documentaries, and I think this book has a good balance of staple information on the subject and things readers might not know. There was some humor included, which I find tends to keep readers that might otherwise get distracted engaged, and I thought the images chosen were fascinating. I thought the endpages were more extensive that I really expected and I appreciated the about of work that went into the bibliography and indexing to help young readers find what they are most interested in and explore the subject matter further.

Mummies Exposed! is a book that does a good job of capturing the interest and imagination of the reader. I think this will be of get interest to a number of readers, and just might inspire more to study the subject in depth.
" said.

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