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The Professor’s Daughter

Author/Illustrator: Joann Sfar  & Emmanuel Guibert

Publisher: First Second

Grade levels: 9-12, Higher Education

Subject: History/Social Studies

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance

Special Attractions: Female Lead Characters, For adults too

Synopsis: Imhotep IV is an Egyptian mummy who’s just opened his eyes for the first time in 3,000 years.  Lillian Bowell is the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist.  One day, when the Professor’s away, the two go out for an afternoon on the town.  The heap of trouble that they land in–brought on by Mozart, afternoon tea, and a passing gentleman’s sensitive nature–only deepens when they learn Imhotep IV’s father is in town.  Can Imhotep IV and Lillian stay together when both their fathers, the London Police, and even the Archeological society are desperate to drag them apart?

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Awards: CYBIL Award, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Award