Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi: l'homme des glaces

Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi: The Iceman

Otzi: The Iceman

Informational (nonfiction), 1,638 words, Level W (Grade 4)

Imagine hiking high in the mountains and suddenly stumbling upon a frozen human body in the ice. This is what happened to two German hikers in 1991 when they discovered Otzi, a 5,300-year-old mummy, in the Tyrolean Alps. Otzi: The Iceman explains the scientific theories of how the Iceman might have lived, survived, and died. As readers learn about Otzi, they can develop their own theories about his life and death. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.