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Clad in flowing linen robes, adorned with jewels, pampered by servants, Heb-Nefert led a life of leisure and joy with her royal husband on the banks of the Nile. Now she lies, a mummy, encased in glass in a museum, and recalls the days of long ago. “A mummy’s moving soliloquy on youth, love and the fleeting nature of life is the centerpiece of this hauntingly beautiful picClad in flowing linen robes, adorned with jewels, pampered by servants, Heb-Nefert led a life of leisure and joy with her royal husband on the banks of the Nile. Now she lies, a mummy, encased in glass in a museum, and recalls the days of long ago. “A mummy’s moving soliloquy on youth, love and the fleeting nature of life is the centerpiece of this hauntingly beautiful picture book.”--Publishers Weekly...

Title : I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert
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ISBN : 9780152024642
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert Reviews

  • Shawn Thrasher
    2018-12-01 10:44

    This is certainly one of my favorite picture books. I liked it so much the first time I read it almost twenty years ago that I typed out all the words and pasted them in a book of literary mementos. The illustrations are fine, but it's Bunting's words that stand out here. She's written a lovely and poignant lyric poem, that could share a spot with the dramatic monologues of Robert Browning. It's nominally about a mummy, a female ruler 3,000 years ago named Heb-Nefert, and you learn much about her life and death (and intricate preparations of her body after death). But Bunting is also writing about ever present change, and time, and existential knowledge of one's own demise. It's heavy stuff for a picture book, but her poetry is so beautiful that it counters the heaviness.

  • Bethany
    2018-12-01 07:40

    Although this book lacks some historical information--when Heb-Nefert lived, what kind of person she was, why she apparently died so young--the rich illustrations and poetic text are vivid reminders that ancient history has stories to tell us. Told by the mummy, Heb-Nefert, the text begins with the mummy as we see it and then moves backward through time to tell the story of the woman's life. It focuses primarily on how she was dressed and what she would have looked like, rather than on her political status or achievements, but the story touches on social-class distinctions, death rituals, and leisure time in ancient Egypt.

  • Rebecca Hawkinson
    2018-11-26 03:39

    I love the way this book is written it is very poetic. This book tells the reader what it was like for Heb-Nefert being an Egyptian princess, but it lacked a lot of historical topics for being a biography in my opinion. It didn't tell us much about who she was and what she did in her life or even how she died for that matter, all it told about was how beautiful and in love she was and what her day to day activities were. I think this book may be hard for younger children to stay interested in.

  • Meegan
    2018-12-12 10:55

    I picked up this book because I love mummies. I loved the poetic form and the delicate descriptions of Heb-Nefert’s belief in life after death. I would read this to children starting in grade five up to college. The concepts would be a bit hard to grasp for younger audiences, but there is a lot to learn from this book.

  • MH
    2018-12-05 09:03

    My favorite of Eve Bunting's books, not quite a picture book, almost poetry, it's a very evocative tale of an Egyptian woman told from the after-life. Narrated in the first person, it has an eerie tone to it making a wonderful read-aloud for older elementary or adolescents. Like a poem, there is much to be understood between the lines. A pleasure to read aloud.

  • Suzanne
    2018-12-07 05:56

    Gave me chills! Ever seen a mummy in the museum and thought "Gross!"? This book is from the perspective of the mummy and reminds us that what we are seeing is someone who once lived as we do, and that we too will "go the way of the earth". Good to read before the next mummy museum trip. "I once was beautiful".

  • Mary Parker
    2018-11-25 08:42

    Although this book wasn't my favorite, it was interesting. It followed the process of an Egyptian woman becoming a mummy, but the view point was from her even after she passed away. So it may be a bit confusing and scary for young children.

  • Tria Keys
    2018-12-13 03:36

    I love this book too. This is one of my first books that i have ever read and acually liked. now that i finally found the name of this book, i can continue to read it since i am an adult now. I can pass it on to my little brothe who is 6...hope he will like it :)

  • Eden
    2018-12-01 09:53

    This is a picture and it follows Heb-Mefert, who we follow through her life until she becomes a mummy and is put on display in a museum.Really wonderful and beautifully written. It's a great picture book

  • Andrea
    2018-12-10 08:46

    This picture book paints word pictures to go with the illustrations about what life was like for an Egyptian princess turned mummy. It really draws you into the world of the Egyptians in a beautiful way.

  • Alison Weinreb
    2018-12-08 08:00

    Beautiful lessons, and in poetry, and packed with info. about Egypt.

  • Lesley Looper
    2018-12-07 05:49

    The illustrations in this book are a highlight!

  • R. G. Nairam
    2018-12-14 07:47

    Haunting and beautifully illustrated. Some pages read better than others, but the overall effect is well done.

  • Holly M.
    2018-12-15 10:45

    Good book.

  • Azraa
    2018-12-11 02:41

    This one was an interesting one! My sis read this one to me also!

  • David
    2018-11-21 09:36

    Interesting prose. I don't know if the kids liked it or not.

  • Brigette
    2018-11-23 03:50

    Poetic and beautiful...gives life to the dead and serves as a reminder that a dusty, decayed mummy was once a real live person.

  • Anne
    2018-11-18 05:48

    I enjoyed the book but not as sure about my 6yo son. It didn't seem to capture him. Maybe when he's older.

  • Shivani
    2018-12-08 06:37

    i love this book!!!! favorite pic book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! must read.....