Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of Mummies in the Morning, Magic Tree House Book #3. Jack and Annie have an early morning adventure. The curious siblings return to the magic tree house. They want to discover the identity of the tree house’s true owner.
Once inside the tree house, Jack and Annie find a book on Ancient Egypt. The magic tree house is a time portal. It transports the Frog Creek kids outside the pyramid of Queen Hutepi. Jack and Annie follow what they think is a parade into the pyramid. In reality, it is a funeral procession.
The siblings encounter tomb robbers and Queen Hutepi’s ghost. Brother and sister learn cool facts about Ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs are a form of writing. Jack reads the definition of a sarcophagus, mummy and scepter. As usual, Jack records the facts while impulsive Annie leads them to danger. This time the danger is the pair becoming lost in a passage.
Mummies in the Morning’s suspense is satisfying. The Magic Treehouse fantasy book is fun while children learn about Ancient Egypt. Children like the idea of a magic treehouse to take them to new places. Some may find Mummies in the Morning, Magic Tree House Book #3 scary. Jack and Annie are lost in a dark tunnel and meet a ghost.
The early reader chapter book is for children making the transition from picture books to chapter books. Mummies in the Morning #3 is for kids between five and eight-years-old(Read Aloud Books. Older kids can read independetly the complete list of Magic Treehouse books. The book has sixty-five pages divided into ten chapters. Sal Murdocca’s pen and ink sketches grace the pages.
Mummies & Pyramids(Magic Tree House Research Guide) is the companion guide to Mummies in the Morning #3. Use the research guide to learn more about Ancient Egypt. The non-fiction guide is great for use in the home and school.
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Note: Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne is from the library. Random House publishes the Magic Tree House Books series.