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Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions

by Leena Pekkalainen American University of Cairo Press
Pub Date:
02/2018
ISBN:
9789774168512
Format:
Pbk 136 pages
Price:
AU$27.99 NZ$28.69
Product Status: Available in Approx 7 days
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Another hilarious adventure for children with Mr. Mummific, the mummy with attitude. Having described his death and long mummification process in his last book, How I Became a Mummy, he now tells the story of his mishaps, misunderstandings, and misadventures as he leaves his tomb through the False Door to embark on the complicated and hazardous journey to the Afterlife aboard the magnificent Ship of Millions. The dangers he faces along the way (and desperately hopes to avoid) include being left hanging upside-down from the cavern ceiling, being swallowed (and vomited out again) by a giant serpent, or becoming a tasty morsel for the hideous Eater of the Dead. Once again, the pompous and frequently perplexed former pharaoh is our entertaining guide to some of the traditions and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. Illustrated with eighty colorful scenes from the deathly existence of the funniest mummy you'll ever meet, Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions is a further ghastly treat for children and Egyptologists of all ages.
Leena Pekkalainen is a writer and artist who studied Egyptology at Manchester University. Together with Mr. Mummific, who appeared on her sketchpad one day when she was taking a break from her studies, she writes about ancient Egypt on href=www.ancientegypt101.com>www.ancientegypt101.com. She is the author of How I Became a Mummy (AUC Press, 2016) and Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions (AUC Press, 2017).