The Curse of Catunkhamun

Earlier this week, we took a quick look at The Wolf Who Cried Boy and Bill in a China Shop, two children’s books wonderfully illustrated by Tim Raglin, a Kansan whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Smithsonian, Time and Rolling Stone, as well as in numerous excellent works for the young. (You can examine a small selection of his work on his website,

But Mr. Raglin doesn’t just illustrate children’s books. He also writes them.

The Curse of Catunkhamun is a delightfully written and wonderfully illustrated example of Raglin’s multifaceted work. As you may surmise, this imaginative tale draws its inspiration and atmosphere from the early twentieth century exploits of Egyptologists. Catunkhamun centers upon the adventure of two canine heroes, Colonel Scott and Professor West, who must foil the nefarious schemes of Dr. Mew Man-Chew, an evil genius seeking to enslave all dogdom . . . and is, of course, like all good melodramatic adventures, to be continued.

The Curse of Catunkhamun is a pleasure for both young and old. You’ll enjoy every minute you spend reading it to your little ones.

And not so coincidentally, you can also visit with the author and illustrator of The Curse of Catunkhamun at the Haysville Community Library this coming Thursday May 20th at 1:30 pm. Tim Raglin will be in the library to discuss and sign his books, and perhaps even read a line or two.

Please join us, and be sure to bring your younger ones along.

Published in: on May 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] even better, on Thursday May 20th at 1:30 pm, illustrator Tim Raglin (also author of The Curse of Catunkhamun) will be joining us in the library to discuss and sign his books, and may even be persuaded to read […]

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