Friday, June 17, 2011

Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House #3)

.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?

My thoughts:
This is day number three for Jack and Annie and the tree house is still in the tallest tree in the woods.  This time they go to see a pyramid and meet a mummy.  They find out about a sacrophagus, tomb robbers, hieroglyphs, and mirages.  This time not only do they get to experience a different time and place but they also meet a ghost of the mummy in the burial chamber who needs help finding the book of the dead that was hidden by her brother for her safe passage a thousand years ago.  Because of her eyesight (she is far sighted) she cannot read the directions left by her brother.  Jack and Annie help her and make discoveries at the same time.  In the first book a pteranodon helped them when they got in trouble, in the second book it was a knight, this time it is a black Egyptian cat.

As the children become more comfortable with the idea that the tree house can travel and no time has passed from their own time when they return, they start to relax a bit more during the journeys.  I can't wait to keep listening to the stories in order this time!

 •Pub. Date: August 1993
•Publisher: Random House Children's Books
•Format: Paperback , 80pp
•Age Range: 6 to 8
•Series: Magic Tree House Series #3
•ISBN-13: 9780679824244
•ISBN: 0679824243

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