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

Her Seven Brothers: Paul Goble

 

Her Seven Brothers

Author/Illustrator: Paul Goble
Publisher: Bradbury Press
Publication Year: 1988
Brief Summary: A retelling of Cheyenne legend about the origins of the Big Dipper.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

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

  • Discuss legends.
  • Social studies: Cheyenne tribe — history and culture.
  • Science: discuss the types of animals you might see on the Great Plains.  Research facts about the buffalo, the porcupine, wolves, and others seen in the book.
  • Art: Study the details/designs of the clothes that the girl made.  Talk about patterns that the kids might see, and discuss the kind of materials the girls used (animal hides, etc.).
  • What did the author mean when he said the people used to be able to understand animals, and that they still speak to us but we have to learn how to listen?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Author’s notes about the textiles/designs featured in the book.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library