Ewert, Marcus Mummy Cat, illustrated by Lisa Brown. PICTUR BOOK. Clarion Books (Houghton), 2015. $17.
Once each century, the mummy cat of Queen Hat-Shup-set comes alive and looks to see if his loving master has also awoken to keep him company.
Okay – its not as adorable as the stories of the dogs who wait for their masters to come home after serving at war, but as a cat person, I find the sentiment endearing. The Egyptian setting is well drawn and any reader can learn a lot about ancient culture just by being observant. The cat’s sadness for life without his master shines through clearly.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher