The words of Tutankhamen come alive in Tutankhamen Speaks by Cheryl Carpinello.
Scrolls discovered in the basement of the Egyptian Museum, transcribed in an ancient hand, are said to record the words of King Tut for all to read.
The story of the Boy King is fascinating. Ascending to the throne at the age of nine, married to his half-sister (as was the custom), no surviving children, and a death shrouded in mystery. Carpinello took the translated words and put them into storybook format to increase the reader’s enjoyment. That was definitely achieved. I eagerly swiped from one page to the next to discover more about King Tut and his life. The author/editor’s final note leaves it up to the reader to decide the authenticity of the ancient scrolls.
What I enjoyed most about Tutankhamen Speaks is the way the wide-eyed wonder of the young King is captured and the emotions that are relayed as he speaks of his father, his stepmother, his grandfather, his half sister, and his destiny. The reader is also treated to an excerpt from the next book in the series. I will also be reviewing that one this month, so keep an eye out for it.
If you enjoy ancient history, are fascinated with King Tut, or like stories that share a glimpse into the past, you will want to grab a printed or digital copy of Tutankhamen Speaks.
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- ASIN : B00E18KH46
- Publisher : Beyond Today Educator (January 24, 2014)
- Publication date : January 24, 2014
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 4, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 79 pages
- ISBN-10 : 149615536X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1496155368
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Amazon eBook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E18KH46
Amazon Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/149615536X
I received a digital copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.