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King Tutankhamun Tells All! (History Speaks)

Chris Naunton, Guilherme Karsten


The famous boy Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, finally gets to tell his own version of history

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I’m King Tutankhamun, the famous boy pharaoh. At last I’m allowed to tell my own version of what happened back in ancient Egypt.
They say I died from a sore knee – really?!
They say my mummy was cursed – rubbish!
They say Howard Carter ‘discovered’ me in 1922 – I knew exactly where I was, thank you very much.
Ignore the history books you’ve read before. Now it’s my turn to TELL ALL!

Young history buffs and celebrity fanatics alike will enjoy this humorous and irreverent introduction to King Tutankhamun written by Egyptologist and TV presenter Dr Chris Naunton.

Hear first-hand from King Tutankhamun how he became the ruler of ancient Egypt at the tender age of nine, and what it was like to be rudely awakened from the afterlife by British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922. Endure him bragging about his collection of blingy 18-carat gold sandals, and wonder how to discern fake news from the truth surrounding Tut’s mysteriously premature death.

Naunton's expert text is accompanied by Guilherme Karsten's illustrations, giving the boy King a contemporary make-over for celebrity-obsessed readers, and letting children in on all the juicy details of an extraordinary life.

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'This brilliant book will be sure to ignite little readers’ imaginations and inspire further learning about the fascinating ancient Egyptian civilization. A must-have for young history enthusiasts and aspiring archaeologists and Egyptologists!'

'Fantastically written with great illustrations... this book could really ignite a child’s interest in learning more about Ancient Egypt. It’s easy to read, humorous and informative'

'A hilariously fun book for kids who are excited to learn about ancient Egypt!'

'Feast your eyes... An irreverent biography...packed with tasty nuggets about ancient Egyptian history and culture... Naunton's deep expertise about ancient Egypt infuses every page of the book... Karsten's colorful drawings make an appealing accompaniment to Naunton's explainers'
The New York Times Book Review

'A modern colloquial style ... lavishly illustrated'
The School Librarian

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Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 26.0 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Illustrations: 48

Publication date: 3 June 2021

ISBN: 9780500652558

About the Author

Chris Naunton is a renowned Egyptologist. He is the author of Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt and Egyptologists’ Notebooks, and has presented documentaries on ancient Egypt and King Tutankhamun for the BBC and Channel 4. Guilherme Karsten is the author and illustrator of many books, including Aaahhh!. He won the Golden Pinwheel Grand Award 2019 and a Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava Plaque, 2019.