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Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1985
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This is one of the best books that I have ever read - how fortunate that it is still in print after all these years! I first encountered this excellent novel in 1961. I read it at least 20 times. I was too poor to purchase, so I copied the book out in about 10 school scribblers. True! When my daughter was 10, I bought a copy for her and another for myself.
McGraw's interpretation of the era can easily be faulted, but her sense of "Egypt" cannot. This book sent me on an investigative journey into the subject of Egyptology that has been a distinct pleasure all my life. I highly recommend this wonderful tale.
Still, who cares? This version makes a wonderful, swashbuckling story, and also provides an excellent introduction to the culture of ancient Egypt for kids who are curious about its history.
This I loved this book!! Of course, the story is very captivating. Spys, romance, an Ancient Egyptian setting, what more could you want? Mara was awesome! I loved her strong, clever personality. (I always like those types of girl characters, or else the tomboy type) And Sheftu! I want my own Sheftu!! There's also other interesting and endearing characters, but I can't write about them all.
There is a lot of beautiful descriptions, but I confess I would catch myself unknowingly skimming over those parts, because I was so anxious to find out what would happen next! It doesn't matter though, when I read it again (for I know I will, many times!) I can go slower and catch all those parts.
This is a must-read for anyone who has an interest in Ancient Egypt. Also, if you like a good spy/romance book, you'll love this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this years ago and then couldn't remember the title until recently, my copy was long gone, so now I have it again.Published 1 month ago by E.D.
We are fans of Eloise Jarvis McGraw, having read three of her novels now, and she has not let us down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by tnj+5
One of my favorites from when I was a little girl and still today. I love Mara and her feisty independence and determination.Published 2 months ago by A. Wilkinson
Stunning book. It is a rare balance of beautiful writing - as in literature - and a fast paced plot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tanvi Buch
Daughter loves this book and rereads it over and over. She is 11 years old and slightly advanced reader. Happy with purchase.Published 5 months ago by Customer in PA