Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert - ADVISABLE

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

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