Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Mummy is by Caroline B. Cooney. Emlyn has always wanted to be "bad". Now she has her chance! Her classmates plan to steal the mummy of ancient Egyptian princess from the local museum for Mischief Night. They ask for Emlyn's help because she is intelligent and daring. She plans it out carefully, manages to pull off the robbery, and then everything falls apart. When her friends decide to cut open the mummy to steal the gold jewelry inside, Emlyn knows she must save Amaral-Re from such a fate. Can she do this without getting arrested for the robbery herself? An interesting take on the consequences of doing the wrong thing and the challenges involved in making it right.

Ratings: 6th grade - 8 out of 10.

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