Tutankhamen's Gift by Robert Sabuda

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Small and frail, Tutankhamen was an all but ignored member of the royal family of the great Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. At the school of the menoi, or tutors, he did not excel at physical activities with the other royal princes. Keeping to himself, he observed and admired the work of his father's craftsmen, who built glorious temples to Egypt's many gods. Someday he too would find a gift for those gods.
Then Amenhotep III died and the unpopular reign of Tutankhamen's brother ended in mystery. Who now would be pharaoh? Could it be a boy of only ten?
As he did with the life of Saint Valentine (Atheneum, 1992), Robert Sabuda combines simple text with artwork true to the historical period in which Tutankhamen lived.
 

About Robert Sabuda

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Robert Sabuda is known worldwide for his innovative pop-up paper engineering. His books have garnered numerous awards and have made the New York Times bestseller lists. Sabuda’s classic tales include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and The 12 Days of Christmas. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mr. Sabuda lives in New York.
 
Published August 1, 1997 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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the book ends when King Tutankhamen succeeds to the throne, promising to ``rebuild the temples and fill them with monuments to the gods so the people will again have faith.'' The brief narrative is sufficient pretext for Sabuda's sumptuous double-spread illustrations, in which elegant black paper...

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In a starred review, PW said, Sabuda neatly distills the history of a celebrated young ruler while offering a visual treat on each page; the decorative illustrations feature a single piece of cut

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The text, well suited to the target audience, explains how the quiet, diminutive youngest son of the pharaoh Amenhotep III often stopped to watch workers erecting the elaborate sandstone temples that his father had ordered built (``All this to please the gods and keep them happy!'').

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In a starred review, PW said, ""Sabuda neatly distills the history of a celebrated young ruler while offering a visual treat on each page"";

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