Monster Mash Book Blitz Countdown Event!! Day #1 Featuring Tutankhamen Speaks By Cheryl Carpinello

I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

Q&A With the Author:

4. What
is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
My life
is pretty much a dream with a great hubby, super kids, and lovely grandkids.
The only dream I’m working on now is to fulfill my bucket list. I’m knocking
off another on that list this November when we travel to Iceland to see (we
hope!) the Northern Lights. You can see my bucket list on Pinterest:
5. What
is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?


to retire from teaching. In fact, I retired twice! I just loved being in the
classroom with my high school students. It was fun watching them grow through
the four years and come into their own as people. Working with kids is one of
the most rewarding and toughest careers. 


Connect with the Author here: 
Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. Many archaeologists put this down to an incorrect translation of the ancient Egyptian texts. Others swore to the accuracy of the translation. But, Tutankhamen Speaks isn’t a story about the lost scrolls. It’s about the story written down on those ancient scrolls: Tutankhamen’s story.



2014 EVVY Merit Award for Historical Fiction from CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.)
“A delightful way to bring history
to children.”
“We are using this as resource for
world cultures for home school.”
“What I liked about this book was
that it gives a glimpse into the everyday life of Tut, before and after his
rise to Pharaoh. It was like a fly on the wall peek at his life without it just
being part of a much larger plot.”
And what a tale
it is! King Tut tells us his entire life story from when he was a boy and not
yet acknowledged as heir to the throne of Egypt, through his father’s death and
his own ascension to the throne; we learn of his love for Ankhesenpaaten, whom
he married, the sadness they experienced at the loss of a child, and the
politics and hierarchy of ancient Egypt with its court intrigue.”




My nursemaid was Maya, but it was
my Grandmother Tiye that I remember the most. She doted on me when she visited
and showered me with motherly love. She appointed herself and her brother Ay as
my protectors, but Grandmother was away a lot. After my father became Pharaoh,
she continued to oversee the military as she did for my grandfather Amenhotep
III. When I was small, she cut off a lock of her reddish-gold hair and concealed
it inside of four small nesting sarcophagus coffins.
“Tutankhaten,” she said. “In the
innermost sarcophagus I have placed a lock of my hair which rests underneath a
solid gold statue of you. Keep the coffins safe and hidden in your room. They
will protect you when I am unable to.”


I thanked her and prized such a
gift, not only for protection, but because my grandmother’s gift was
wonderfully made. The outer sarcophagus was made of wood; the second of plaster
covered with gold leaf; the third of wood which contained the solid gold statue
of myself; the fourth again of plaster covered with gold leaf and containing my
grandmother’s gift.
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