Monday, November 16, 2015

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


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
Now in full-color throughout, this jacketed hardcover edition boasts new artwork, plus a letter from Mary Pope Osborne and new nonfiction information! Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to the time of ancient Egypt and have an adventure filled with magic, mystery, history, and fun facts.
MY TAKE:
This series has really started to grow on me.

In Mummies in the Morning, Jack and Annie travel to Ancient Egypt where they meet a black cat and a ghost queen who needs their help.

This book follows pretty much the same formula as the first two books. Jack and Annie go to the tree house, choose a book and go to that time and place. However, I liked this book better than the second one in the series.

The appearance of the ghost gave Jack and Annie a fun quest and purpose that I didn't get from the second book. The way their journey through the pyramid was structured also allowed for maximum learning for young readers without sacrificing the flow of the story.

There were moments that I thought were a bit silly and unrealistic, but I think young readers will think these moments are hilarious.

As for the characters, they're still the way they were in the first book. Jack still loves writing down things, and Annie still loves rushing in without really considering what will happen. If I had been Annie's parent, I would have probably had an anxiety attack.

THE GOOD:

  1. It's a good introduction to Ancient Egypt.
  2. Their adventure in the pyramid was interesting.
  3. The series is starting to pick up. 

THE BAD:

  1. Annie is a little too impulsive for me. 

READ IT IF:

  1. You liked the other books in the series.
  2. Your child likes adventure books.
  3. Your child loves Ancient Egypt.

RATING:
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