Tutankhamen’s Gift: Robert Sabuda


Tutankhamen’s Gift

Author/Illustrator: Paul Goble
Publisher: Atheneum
Publication Year: 1994
Brief Summary: The story of Tutankhamen, a 14th-century BC boy pharaoh, his childhood, and brief reign.  Beautiful artwork from cut paper and ink on papyrus. Awards, Honors and Prizes:

  • New York Times Notable Children’s Book
  • Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997 ; National Council of Teachers of English
  • Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
  • Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
  • Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1994 ; National Council for the Social Studies NCSS
  • Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, January 1994 ; Cahners

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Social studies: history of Egypt; discussion about pharaohs, pyramids, King Tut’s tombs
  • Art: discuss the style Sabuda used to create these illustrations. Create similar art pieces using black construction paper, pastel crayons, and paint.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Author’s notes about Tutankhamen and ancient Egyptian civilization.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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