Mummies in the morning
by Mary Pope Osborne









Mummies in the morning
by Mary Pope Osborne

Summary
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! Jack and Annie don't need another mummy. But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com

Characters
NameJack
GenderBoy
Age8
OccupationStudent
AttributesAnnie's brother

NameAnnie
GenderGirl
Age7
OccupationStudent
AttributesJack's sister


Genre
Adventure
Fantasy
Fiction
Historical
Juvenile

Topics
Brothers and sisters
Magic
Time travel
Ancient Egypt
Queens
Mummies

Setting
Egypt -- Africa
Pyramid of Queen Hutepi

Time Period
Ancient Egypt





Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! Jack and Annie don't need another mummy. But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com





Mary Pope Osborne grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine. She is the author of the popular Magic Tree House series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Many of her books have been named to best-books lists. In February 1993, she was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild. (Bowker Author Biography)





Gr. 1-4. In this sequel to Dinosaurs before Dark (1992) and The Knight at Dawn (1993), Jack and Annie return to the mysterious, book-filled tree house that transports them through time and space. For this adventure, they select a story on Ancient Egypt and travel back to the pyramid of Queen Hutepi, who needs help finding her copy of the Book of the Dead for a journey through the underworld. This story, like most series books, is heavy on suspense and light on character development, but is distinguished by the intriguing details of Ancient Egyptian life and burial customs. Even the overused theme of reading allowing one to travel anywhere works well here. Some foreshadowing (clues about the mysterious owner of the tree house, who leaves souvenirs marked with the letter M) and a hint about the pair's next destination add to the appeal. Illustrated with frequent black-and-white drawings, this will be welcomed by beginning readers making the transition to chapter books. ~--Kay Weisman






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