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Deep within this maze of stone,
a creature wakes up, all alone . . .
Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen, creating a story-within-a-story about the events of centuries past. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author’s note.
Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown’s smart, beautiful book is a marvel of sophisticated simplicity, infinitely engaging to examine in detail, and complete with a sweetly surprising plot twist sure to delight young cat-lovers and budding Egyptologists alike.
About the Author
Marcus Ewert is the author of the award-winning children’s book 10,000 Dresses. He lives in San Francisco and is allergic to cats.
Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and author. Books she has illustrated include Goldfish Ghost, by Lemony Snicket, and her own The Airport Book. She lives in San Francisco. Visit her at online at americanchickens.com and on Twitter at @lisabrowndraws.
"Ewert’s rhyming picture book is an unexpected love story that anyone with a pet can appreciate. Kids will enjoy this memorable and touching introduction to mummies."
—School Library Journal
"This stands out among the more straightforward nonfiction picture books about ancient Egypt, and primary-grade children will find much to ponder, explore, and discuss."
—Horn Book Magazine
* "Elegantly designed for young fans of Ancient Egypt, this sweet ghost story of a pet's love for its owner transcends time."
—Kirkus, starred review