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How I Became a Mummy, by Leena Pekkalainen | Book Giveaway

Prizes and samples provided by AUC Press
The Children’s Book Review | December 15, 2016

Ever wondered how ancient Egyptian mummies were actually made? Mr. Mummific is here to tell you!


Enter to win a copy of How I Became a Mummy, by Leena Pekkalainen.

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A copy of How I Became a Mummy, by Leena Pekkalainen

Age Range: 6-12

Paperback: 128 pages

Giveaway begins December 15, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 15, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

how-i-became-a-mummyHow I Became a Mummy

Written and Illustrated by Leena Pekkalainen

Publisher’s Synopsis: If you thought making an ancient Egyptian mummy was just a matter of wrapping a body in bandages, think again! It was a long, complicated, and sometimes gruesome process.


What happened to the intestines, lungs, and other soft inside bits? How did they get the brain out of the skull? What did they use to dry the body out, and how long did that take? These questions and many more are answered here by Mr. Mummific, a king of Egypt who went through it all himself, and ended up a mummy with attitude. A little confused when he first died (but relieved that he no longer had toothache), he needed his own guide to explain things, so it’s lucky that his dead but cheeky son was there to lead him by the hand. Together, they let us in on all the grisly secrets of the embalmers’ tent.


Illustrated with eighty colorful scenes from the life, death, and afterlife of the funniest mummy you’ll ever meet, How I Became a Mummy is an icky treat for children and Egyptologists of all ages.

Ages 6-12 | Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press | 2016 | ISBN-13: 978-9774168116

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About the Author

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 www.ancientegypt101.com.

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  • Mummies are Interesting. I’d like to know more of these mummies. Thanks.

    December 17, 2016
  • My children studied mummies in history class in 5th grade. I remember helping make Cleopatra’s necklace out of a bib collar with “jewels” and colorful yarn. We also made cartouches spelling out their names. I learned a lot from my five kids and they loved working with their hands doing projects.

    December 23, 2016
  • I will love to have this book for Christmas. Thank you. -Gliceria Ong

    December 24, 2016
  • Sounds like a book my mummy loving grandson would enjoy. 🙂 Tanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Carol L

    January 5, 2017

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