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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?...

Title : Mummies in the Morning
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ISBN : 9780679824244
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Number of Pages : 65 Pages
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Mummies in the Morning Reviews

  • C.
    2019-06-13 00:36

    This is an adventure book. My favorite part is when the torches went out and the doors shut. And the black cat had to lead them out. It took me THREE MINUTES to read this book. I read it at school. It seemed like three minutes, because it was a really short book. They just went to the pyramid and went into a sloping hallway and then it got flat and someone passed by. And then they met this ghost queen. And then they had to show her the way to get to the next life. Then Annie went down to a false passageway and then this black cat had to show them the way out. I like Magic Tree House books. That's it, please. Don't have my brain think anymore.

  • Kim
    2019-05-31 04:30

    This book was a very quick read. I really like the Ancient Egypt aspect of this book and the fact that there was hieroglyphics all over the pyramid. I was skiiming this book and it made me realize how intriguing it can be to read this series. This series always makes me curious about what will happen next.One of the parts that stood out to me was when the ghost queen was gone after they found the ancient book.Even though this is a childrens book, it still has that element of surprise, suspense and adventure.I would have to agree with all of my other books in this series about how it was an okay read to me as a high-schooler.

  • Cameron Chaney
    2019-06-18 06:35

    I finished this one a month ago on my last day of my tutoring job but forgot to post a review. I read this as a kid but barely remembered it. Honestly, this was a really good little book. Reading this as an adult, I liked it a lot more than the previous two books. The writing seemed to flow smoother.FINAL VERDICT: 4 stars

  • Blake
    2019-06-05 01:31

    “Mummies in the Morning” is the third book in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House chapter book series. This book is probably one of my favorites in the series because this book stretches farther than just the main idea of all the other books in the series. The book started out just like the others, Jack and Annie went into the Frog Creek woods to the tree house. This time Jack wished to go back in time to ancient Egypt to see the pyramids. When the tree house stopped spinning, Jack and Annie looked out the window and saw a big parade with a golden coffin and a cat running toward the pyramid. Annie decided to follow the parade to try to sneak a peak of the mummy, but when she got down there the parade of people vanished. The only thing left was the black cat, which was staring at them from the base of the pyramid. Jack and Annie followed the cat into a hole in the pyramid wall. Jack and Annie walked to the middle of the pyramid where the tomb of the mummy was located. Jack was terrified when they ran into a ghost queen who asked them for help finding the Book of the Dead. The Book of the Dead would help her pass through the Underworld and onto her next life. Jack and Annie described the hieroglyphs to her so she can tell them where the book was hidden. After they found the book, they took the scroll to the ghost queen’s sarcophagus. Annie ran out after she saw the rotting body and got lost in the pyramid. Jack ran after her and soon they realized they were trapped inside the tomb. The black cat helped them find their way out and back to the tree house. Jack and Annie wished to go home. The tree house spun for a moment, and then they returned back to the Frog Creek Woods.The two main characters in the book were Jack and Annie. Jack was more of the thinker of the two and was always looking out for his little sister Annie. Annie was more of the adventurous type and was always getting into things and/or chasing things. They always solved the problems they got into together with great teamwork. The book began in Jack and Annie’s house, then progressed to the Magic Tree House in the Frog Creek Woods. After they wished to go to Egypt, they arrived there. The rest of the book took place in the pyramid as Jack and Annie explored it. In the end, they were back home in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania.The theme or moral of the story would be that people should always trust their first instinct or gut feeling. One time Jack wanted to go home on the safe route and Annie got side tracked and took them off of their course, which made them get lost. In return to find their way out there were two paths and they went with Jack’s gut feeling. I would recommend this book to about a third grader or older. It was a very easy read and is an interesting short story about ancient Egypt. I would rate it a five out of five because it was really fun to read and kept me interested.

  • Penny
    2019-06-10 05:41

    This is the third book in the series, and I have to say it's an improvement over the other two, but not much. The story isn't as flat and bland as the previous two. They discover hieroglyphics and learn about translating them. They solve a small puzzle. All-in-all I think my five-year-old would be more interested in this one than the last two, so I might have to try reading it with him. I think my almost-three-year-old would probably really enjoy this one because it will give him a whole new place to play pretend. To him it's like Backyardigans in book form.This story actually had a little bit more memorable stuff, but it might be a little scarier for timid kids. Nothing seems to scare my kids so I'm not too worried about that one. The "adventure" is actually a bit more of an adventure as they face a ghost and have a puzzle to solve, then get stuck in one of the traps in the tomb. It's an improvement on the other books, that's for sure.On a history level it's still pretty vague, but it's got more to offer than the previous two books. They give an understanding that mummies are the burial process as well as some information about tombs and all that. I think this is perhaps the most educational of the series thus far.

  • Brandon Loehrke
    2019-05-28 23:42

    "Mummmies in the Morning" was an okay book in this series. It was not my favorite one. This book starts off when Jack and Annie are in the treehouse and pick a book about Ancient Egypt. Right as they are about to start their adventure a black cat appears in the treehouse. When they get to the pyramid in Egypt the black cat takes them inside the pyramid. Inside they find a mummy who needs the Book of the Dead so she can go to her next life. Jack and Anne find the book and the magic septer and give it to the mummy. The black cat then leads them out of the pyramid and they arrive back home.The main characters in the book are Jack and Annie. Jack and Annie are siblings. This is the third adventure they have been on togeather. There is also a mummy in this story. The mummy gets help from Jack and Annie.The setting of the story starts off in the magic treehouse in Frog Creek and then moves to a pyramid in Egypt. The time period is during Ancient times.The theme of this book I beleive is helping others. Jack and Annie help the mummy find the Book of the Dead so she can rest in peace. It shows children that it is good to help others.I would recommend this book to anyone who is just starting to read chapter books. This book is fun to read and also teaches children a good lesson.

  • Heidi
    2019-05-25 00:36

    My 6 year old son, Daniel, says, "I wish I could give it 10 stars! It's the best book ever!".

  • Nathaniel Hardman
    2019-05-30 22:28

    These books are like single bites of Twinkie - fluffy and insubsantial, and you hardly notice them go down. Because of that, I haven't bothered with reviews for the first two, but I'm feeling the need to point something out now with the third. This was an issue with the first two, but it's becoming increasingly egregious with this one: Osborne is kind of out-of-control with her sentence fragments. Look at this two-page stretch as an example: I count seven sentence fragments in this short passage:All the way through the winding hallway.Down, down, down.And another...Over the sand.Like a bird's nest.Then Jack.The same sound they had heard in the pyramid.Now, to be clear, I don't think there's anything wrong with using the occasional fragment. But Osborne's fragments aren't occasional; they're practically the rule. It reminds me of this scene from Finding Forrester when they're discussing starting sentences with conjunctions; you can do it sometimes to make something stand out, but don't do it too much or your writing will look sloppy and amateur. Anyway, it's an okay book in an okay series, even if they're all carbon-copy duplicates; they're all fine little Twinkie bites. But those sentence fragments are starting to annoy. I may have to switch to Ho-Ho's.(Review first appeared on my website here.)

  • Cesar
    2019-06-19 01:38

    I didn't care for "Mummies in the Morning" by Mary Pope Osborne, because I didn't like the place they traveled to. Jack and his sister Annie went to the magic tree house and when they got there all the books were thrown every where. When they were cleaning up they saw a shadow behind Jack. The shadow disappeared and they were really creeped out. Jack and Annie time traveled to the dinosaur era. They were looking for four items for Daisy. They didn't want to stay in the dinosaur era, because it was dangerous. They seen a cat and the cat stole the book. The cat pointed at the egypitan page in the book so that's where they went. When they got there the cat started running towards the pyramids. Jack and Annie followed the cat into the pyramid and they saw the shadow. When they were in the pyramid they seen the shadow that seen earlier. The shadow went to hell and he wanted help to go heaven. Annie and Jack adventurous siblings. Jack is around eight years old and Annie is seven years old. They are very close siblings. Annie is more talkative and Jack is a researcher.The story takes place in ancient Eygypt. The setting is important to the story because that's where the find the three objects they're looking for. The time period is important because there was pyramids and a simese cat. The main theme is about adventure and completing a job that was given to them. Jack and Annie successfully found all the items they were asked to find. I would recommend this book to younger kids. Both boys and girls would like this because of the adventure in the story.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-13 01:56

    I am a second grade teacher and I was looking in our literacy library for some new selections to use with my 5 reading groups. I saw this as an option for one of my groups to read during guided reading and I was so excited! My students love this series and one of my students came up to me after finishing and said he'd never heard of the series before but now he wants to read the whole series. I really enjoy the way that Jack and Annie go on adventures and teach kids about different cultures and places around the world.

  • ABC
    2019-06-08 04:28

    First of all, the cover is kind of scary looking, in my opinion. Also, in the book there was a rather gruesome description of a mummy which I thought went above the target age of the book.Jack and Annie travel to Egypt, go inside an pyramid and meet a ghost queen. They help her find her way to the afterlife. I wasn't crazy about them meeting a ghost, since this book is supposed to teach history, but oh well. Hate the way the author uses sentence fragments constantly. Is annoying.

  • Eva
    2019-06-04 01:40

    "I liked this book because it was very interesting and super creative." - Eva, 8 years old

  • Noah Rucks
    2019-05-29 03:36

    Personal Response:I readMummies in the Morningto my younger brother, Tinsae, who was nine years old. He really liked the book because he now wants a the magical tree house. I thought the book was okay, because I found the book too kiddish. I found this book to be kiddish because I know the magic tree house can’t be real.Plot:The book started off when Jack and Annie were in the treehouse about to pick a book. The book they chose was about Ancient Egypt. Right as they were about to start their adventure, a black cat appeared in the treehouse. When they got to the pyramid in Egypt, the black cat took them inside. Inside they found a mummy who needed the Book of the Dead, so it could go to the next life. Jack and Anne found the book and gave the book to the mummy. Finally, the mummy could go to the next life. Then the black cat lead them back to the tree house. Then they arrived back home.Characterization:In the book, there were two main characters. One character was Annie, and she was seven years old in this book. Annie had long, blonde hair. The other main character was Jack who was 10 years old in this book. Jack had short, brown hair and wore glasses.Setting: The two kids lived in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. It was summertime and in the morning. Then the magical tree house went to Egypt. In Egypt, it was very warm and was sunny. The importance of the time period was to show what it could of been like in the Egypt when mummy existed.Thematic Connection:The main theme for the book was working together, and to help someone who was in need. This was evident by helping the mummy find the book to send him to the next life. Jack and Annie worked together to find the book.Recommendation: I recommend this book to elementary students who are just learning to read, like third graders and up. This book does not pick a certain gender so it can be for both genders, because this book appeals to girls by having Annie in the book. It also could be recommended to guys because Jack was in the book. This book helps show that reading could be fun and interesting.

  • Angieleigh
    2019-05-30 03:49

    Aidan and I really liked this book! Mostly because of the mummy aspect, to be honest. The writing is still a bit hard for me to get used to as I am not overly fond of fragmented sentences; there were more than a few paragraphs where multiple sentences could have been reduced to one or two. This one MAY be a bit too "scary" for really little readers; there's talk about the mummification process up to how the brain was removed (Annie stopped Jack from explaining exactly HOW the brain was actually removed), and then there's graphic explanation of what the mummy's body looked after thousands of years of being wrapped up. My nephew is 10 and he didn't really care about either of the above concerns.

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    2019-06-21 05:49

    This one definitely kept my son on the edge of his seat when I read it aloud to him. He even admitted that he thought it was a little spooky. It has definitely inspired him to learn more about Ancient Egypt and he wants to get his hands on a copy of the non-fiction companion novel which explains things a bit more. I love when books spark an interest in a new topic. We are are loving this series!

  • Azura
    2019-06-23 23:54

    There was only one mummy, but you could put your arm through it (when it was a ghost).Azura spoke

  • Seung Lee
    2019-05-31 04:55

    This was a solid Magic Tree House book. I liked the way the author managed to weave in Ancient Egypt into the Magic Tree House story line. It was pretty creative.

  • Reiley
    2019-06-05 05:39

    this book is full of secrets and mysterys

  • christa
    2019-06-14 22:41

    Love Annie, hate the sentence structure.

  • Rylan Petry
    2019-06-25 04:48

    Magic tree house

  • Melissa Anne Wittig
    2019-05-30 02:48

    Title: Magic Tree House: Mummies in the MorningAuthor: Mary Pope OsborneIllustrator: Salvatore MurdoccaGenre: Fantasy FictionTheme(s): History, Mummies, Eygpt, Chapter bookOpening line/sentence :"'It’s still here.' said Jack"Brief Book Summary :In Mummies in the Morning, Jack and Annie travel back in time to Egypt where they learn about Pyramids. First, they witness an Egyptian funeral that leads them into a Pyramid. In the Pyramid, Jack and Annie meet the Ghost of an Egyptian Queen. The help the Egyptian queen by finding clues, meeting mummies and discovering hallways. Professional Recommendation/Review #1 Midwest Book Review ( Children's Bookwatch, November 2014) Two new additions to the Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne are fine picks for any reader who want advanced chapter book or simple readers, and excel in mystery and adventure. This book is illustrated in black and white by Sal Murdocca and tells what happens when the magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to ancient Egypt, involving them in a mystery with a ghostly Egyptian queen. Jack and Annie must solve the puzzle so they can all escape - or wind up as mummies, themselves. The Fiction Shelf ...., Random House Children's Books, $14.99. n/a (PUBLISHER: Random House (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1993.)end ngIf: && bddata.loggedinstat end ngRepeat: review in ngIf: && bddata.loggedinstatProfessional Recommendation/Review #2 Krisan Murphy ( Children's Literature) This full-color edition of the third book of the Magic Tree House series is a premium keepsake for those returning to reread a beloved story or for first-time readers. Siblings, Jack and Annie, continue their adventure in the mysterious tree house in Frog Creek woods near their home. Among the stack of books in the tree house one attracts their attention: Ancient Egypt. They open the book where a green silk bookmark marks a page, and begin their magical trip. After the whirling and spinning of the tree house lands the pair in the top of a desert palm tree, they follow a mirage of a funeral procession inside a great pyramid. Throughout their adventure a tall, sleek, black cat wearing an ornamental collar guides them. Readers learn right along with Jack and Annie interesting facts about mummies, the sarcophagus, hieroglyphics, pyramids, and tomb robbers. Brother and sister encounter Hutepi, Queen of the Nile in ghost-form, who is searching for the Book of the Dead so she can find her way to the Underworld. Young readers, who are not afraid of a very scary predicament that takes Jack and Annie by surprise, will love this book. A preview of the Fact Tracker: Mummies and Pyramids by the author and her husband is included in the back of the book. 2014, Random House,, $14.99. Ages 6 to 9. (PUBLISHER: Random House (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1993.Response to Two Professional Reviews Both of these reviews gave a good into what the reader should be expecting while reading the book. I enjoyed how the second review talked about how they had Jack “write” specific facts in the book. This helps the reader depict from the historical and fantasy part of the picture. Evaluation of Literary Elements:Fantasy books are a wonderful way for children to imagine their selves in a whole new world. It allows students to also be exposed to vocabulary that they do not see in nonfiction books. The book provides some illustrations, but most pages do not have images. This lack of images gives the student the chance to really imagine their selves in the book and pay attention to descriptive language. Consideration of Instructional Application:The great thing about this fantasy book specifically is the separation the fact from fiction in the book. As a class, I think it would be great to discuss the truth and made-up aspects of books. By having students research and create Venn diagrams stating the fact in fiction in a book, they will start to notice the differences between books.

  • Leigh Sabinsky
    2019-06-05 00:35

    Title: Mummies in the MorningAuthor: Mary Pope OsborneIllustrator: Sal MurdoccaGenre: Historic (realistic) fictionTheme(s): Cooperation, teamwork, ancient civilizations, friendship Opening line/sentence: “’It’s still here,’ said Jack.”Brief Book Summary: After Jack and Annie find themselves in ancient Egypt, they must help a ghostly Egyptian queen find her Book of the Dead so she can go on to her Next Life. As the story progresses, Jack and Annie partake on a journey filled with magic, mystery and history.Professional Recommendation/Review #1: "This will be welcomed by beginning readers making the transition to chapter books."--BooklistProfessional Recommendation/Review #2: School Library Journal 1- Gr 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.-- Kay WeismanResponse to Two Professional Reviews: I definitely agree with the first review in that this book is a perfect transitional chapter book for readers ready to make the switch to chapter books. With a heavy incorporation of illustrations throughout the text, this book is not intimidating for a young, developing reader. I also really enjoy the interesting facts and details about Ancient Egypt spread throughout the book, making this an interesting yet engaging read. Evaluation of Literary Elements: First off, I absolutely loved the incorporation of pictures throughout this novel. What really struck me was the various sized pictures used. Some pages were entirely covered in color and detailed illustrations, while other pages had a two-page display of a picture with text on it. I found this technique used by Sal Murdocca to be very engaging and unique. Consideration of Instructional Application: This book could be a perfect tie in to a unit about ancient Egypt. The pages at the end of the book are filled with facts about mummies and pyramids, which can be very informative for students. I think this book would be beneficial in a 3rd-5th grade classroom.

  • Katelyn Bognatz
    2019-05-29 02:40

    Title: Mummies in the MorningAuthor: Mary Pope Osborne Illustrator: Mary Pope OsborneGenre: Transitional chapter bookTheme(s): magic, fantasy, tree house Opening line/sentence: “It’s still in here,” said Jack. “It looks empty,” said Annie. Brief book summary: Jack and Annie get taken back to ancient Egypt where they meet a long-dead queen who need their help. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Midwest Book Review (Children's Bookwatch, November 2014) Two new additions to the Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne are fine picks for any reader who want advanced chapter book or simple readers, and excel in mystery and adventure. This book is illustrated in black and white by Sal Murdocca and tells what happens when the magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to ancient Egypt, involving them in a mystery with a ghostly Egyptian queen. Jack and Annie must solve the puzzle so they can all escape - or wind up as mummies, themselves. The Fiction Shelf ...., Random House Children's Books, $14.99. n/aProfessional Recommendation/Review #2: Kay Weisman (Booklist, Apr. 1, 1994 (Vol. 90, No. 15)) 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. 1993, Random, $9.99 and $2.99. Gr. 1-4.Response to Two Professional Reviews: Both reviews seem to like this book and what it is about. Review #2 says how it is an overused theme, and I could agree to a point. There are so many books about mummies and time traveling but I think it works well here. Evaluation of Literary Elements: Great book with few pictures. Great for children who are getting more into reading. Consideration of Instruction Application: One thing that can be done is you can have your students tell you what they would do if they were in that situation Have them write a little story telling them about their adventure with mummies.

  • Cole Finnian
    2019-06-16 05:37

    I want to first do a song: mmmmmmm.I I'm ready to tell the story: Once there was a treehouse. And Jack and Annie went in there. When first book arrived, and fell through the house. Next thing was that the treehouse started to spin without touching the book. And at midnight there was a hurricane. And every time Jack and Annie started to get in, the flashlight would turn the light off. So they threw the flashlight up into the treehouse, and then they climbed up, and then found hard and dusty unknown book. So they turned the pages until they found the right page, and Jack said that they would go to there. They the house spinned, and then it stopped. They they were somewhere with a pyramid. Then they got out, and followed the cat, and there it was — the pyramid. There was a voice that sounded like this in the pyramid: ee ee ee ee ee And then they went on, they zoomed out of the treehouse. Zoomed inside the pyramid. Then shot out in the dusty sand. Chapter 2 The Golem. Once they went inside the pyramid again, and shot out, again.And then there was another noise: ee ee ee ee eeAnd then there was another noise: boom boom boomAnd then it was silent, so they walked inside. There was no one there, just a silent craig. They walked up the craig, and there was a door. They opened it, and they found stairs. They walked down the stairs, and it was a lot a lot a lot a lot of stairs. And then there was a sound that sounded like this: ee ee ee ee ee, ee ee ee ee eeAnd then there was another: ee ee ee ee ee ee, ee ee eeAnd then there was another noise: aw aw aw aw awAnd then there was no noises for a second, it became silenter and silenter.And then there was a terrible noise: rrrriiiii aaaaa nnnnnn uhhhhhhhAnd then another: ee ee ee ee ee zhoo oo oo oo oo ooAnd then there was another sound: Iffffff IIIIIII goooooooo looooooooossssttt aaaawwwwwAnd then there was something that was big, and it sounded like this: STOPAnd then there was another: pop-pop, pop-popBut they just kept on going and going and going, and going, and going, and then there was no more stairs. So they ran back to the treehouse. And without looking at the picture, they went somewhere. Jack said it might have been the right one. It spinned and spinned, and whirled and whirled and whirled, and it went back.

  • Gina
    2019-06-16 06:51

    For me there is nothing better than sharing my love of reading with my kids. My youngest son who is in first grade is finally getting interested in chapter books, so I introduced him to the Magic Tree House series. So far we have read books 1-3 in the series and he is LOVING them. Since he is the youngest, he wants to be like his older brother and sister by learning to read quickly as well as jumping into other academic subjects. I am amazed at his reading ability! During the first book, he needed a lot of guidance with words and just getting the general plot down that they were time traveling when they were in the tree house. He had a hard time understanding such a abstract idea. However, for books 2 and 3 he was mostly reading them on his own and using inflection in his voice when he read aloud to me. He still likes when I read to him but mostly he wants to show his independence by reading on his own. These are the perfect books, at least for him, to read independently and to keep his attention. Each book has interesting subject matter and pictures for him to use for context clues when he isn't understanding a plot point or to make predictions.When I introduced the series to him, he wanted to read the series in order and immediately ordered several from the public library. Obsorne has the gift of writing story lines that keep both girls and boys interested. As a former teacher, I know that boys can be reluctant readers but this series keeps my son, and when I taught, my class very engaged in what was happening and what would happen next. Her writing is easy to understand but unique and filled with historical references that not only keep them entertained but teach them something along the way as well. I know that this is a general review of The Magic Tree House Series in general but they are so good. I can't speak highly enough of them. If you want to get your kids interested in reading, especially boys, try this series. They won't be a bad choice. 4 stars on this story!

  • Stefano
    2019-06-24 04:48

    The beginning of this books starts off with the listing what they know to be true. Previously, Jack and Annie found a book mark in one of the treehouse books that had the letter M in the same font as the M they found on the medallion in the first book. This could only mean that Jack and Annie have found the medallion from whoever it is that made the tree house. Once again, curiosity strikes in this book. As supposed to last book where Annie was the only one who wanted to see the nights, Jack also is curious and wants to see Pyramids. Jack said “It means they have power over the people” referring to a scepter that they found and the leaders who use it. I think that this answers an essential question of what the role is of a hero in culture. I believe that the job of a king (in that case) is to protect the people and work for and serve the people. A true hero would work for the people rather than just ruling over them and controlling them. A hero’s role is to serve the public in whatever way is best for them rather than just using their power to control others for there personal benefit. This book was a very good read and I am rating it five stars. I love how Mary Pope Osborne teaches young children facts they may not already know in a fun way. For instance, in this book it says that Pyramids are a place for the Dead, that the burial chamber is usually held in the center of the Pyramid, and that scepters are canes used by kings and queens. It Is a great way to tech young readers while also being entertaining. I recommend this book to any young readers who are into action and adventure type books.

  • Rachael Thom
    2019-05-31 05:30

    This book is an adventure book in a series following the Magic Tree House. Jack and Annie are swept away on another adventure into Ancient Egypt. Through the story they are trying to help ghost mummy queen find a lost book. They are also intrigued though the series by the letter M. A cat follows them though this story also. In the story they are met with challenges. One of them being that the ghost queen has bad vision. So Jack gives her his glasses and then she is able to read the hieroglyphics so that she can find her lost book! Identify the characteristics from the text that support the specific genre:This book is historical fiction because Jack and Annie are swept away into an ancient world of Egypt. They learn about the customs of ancient Egypt, what hieroglyphics are and all about pharaohs and mummies. Identify specific concepts that could be integrated into the classroom:Specifically this book could be integrated into a social studies unit on Ancient Egypt or world history. All of the Magic Tree house books are great to read to students because they teach as well as entertain. The stories are all about adventure and the magic aspect of the tree house, although could not be real, makes the students excited to read. Provide any other suggestions that would be useful regarding literary content, reading level, and other ways in which the book might be integrated:This book would be perfect for ages 7-9 to read on their own. I have seen it read to students as young as 1st grade in an attempt to stir conversation regarding some of the historical and unfamiliar terms.

  • Kendall Davis
    2019-06-20 05:48

    Magic Tree House books take everyone on an adventure. Jack and Annie close their eyes and suddenly their tree house starts to spin... and suddenly they are in another world! This graphic novel series is excellent for children beginning to read. It takes them on an adventure that lets their imagination soar. In this book, Jack and Annie explore Egypt and learn about mummies and pharoahs. Not only is the series imaginative and fun, but it's informative and includes a learning opportunity about unique parts of the world!This is another series that takes me back to my own childhood. These serve as wonderful ways for early readers to develop reading skills while supplementing with illustrations. The plots are simple but imformative, while making curious characters such as Jack and Annie relatable to readers everywhere. I recommend this series to parents and children who have a thirst for knowledge and adventure. While the pictures themselves are black and white, the cover of the book is brightly colored with oranges and greens that catch the eye! Not to mention the big tree house, which is something every child dreams of!

  • Norberto Leyva
    2019-06-22 23:30

    The book I read was a Magic Tree House book, “The Mummies in the Morning.” It is about two kids who travel back in time to ancient Egypt. Before they travel, there was a cat looking in the window of the tree house. Jack and Annie were performing a ceremony similar to what Egyptians did when people died. When they get to Egypt the cat appears and then disappears into the pyramid. When they are inside, they can’t find the cat, but they bump into a mummy. The mummy had to read the mysterious words but couldn’t read. Her brother wrote a message in code and Jack and Annie solve the riddle for the mummy to rest in peace.Jack and Annie are the main characters who travel to Egypt. There is also a mummy who needs their help in order to rest in peace.The story takes place in the tree house and the pyramids during ancient Egypt.The main theme is to help others when you can. In the end Jack and Annie ended up getting rewarded for simply helping out someone in need.I would recommend this book to any boy or girl because the history is interesting and there is always an adventure.

  • Chris
    2019-06-23 06:31

    So very earnest. So very full of simple stereotypes. So very well plotted and characterized that I can see why this has remained the most popular beginning chapter book series since I started in the business almost fifteen years ago.Young siblings Jack and Annie find a mysterious box that they use to travel through time and space, often aided by they box's powerful, magical owner. That's right, in its most basic form the series is Doctor Who for 6-8 year old readers (which has been popular enough to become one of the longest running TV shows of all time). Older Jack (8) is the cautious, studious one who wants to learn before leaping; Annie (7) is the optimistic one who rushes right into everything. It's a perfect combination to establish a balance of adventure and education, with just a touch of tension between them. The tree house's owner provides the mystery.(This review is for the audio of books 1-8, listened to in immediate succession.)