Life can be a challenge when your mother gives your friends dead mice in your birthday goody bags and offers to mummify your class pet bunny. Amun Ra (yes, like the Egyptian god) shares the story of his endlessly embarrassing and unconventional life with his Mummy, the famous Egyptologist Amilas Marquis. He regales his readers with adventures of crossing continents, of narrow escapes with stolen artifacts, of death defying run-ins with scorpions, not to mention the humiliation in the face of his peers, with his mother's graphic stories of ancient rites and severed body parts. Along the way, he shares his knowledge about ancient Egypt and the modern Middle East, as well as Europe and North America.
Eden Unger Bowditch is the author of The Young Inventors Guild trilogy (The Atomic Weight of Secrets, The Ravens of Solemano, and The Strange Round Bird). She has been a songwriter, musician, journalist, editor, and mom. She teaches creative writing, rhetoric, and composition at the American University in Cairo. Salima Ikram is distinguished professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked in Egypt since 1986. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project and co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She directs the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey and the Tomb of Amenmesse (KV10) and KV63 project. She has worked on several excavations throughout Egypt as well as in Turkey, Sudan, and Greece, and she is currently very involved with the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. She is the author of Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2015) and editor of Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, pbk ed., 2015), as well as a series of children's books.