Golden Goblet

Golden Goblet

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Publisher: Puffin Books
Mass market paperback, 247 pages
List Price: $8.99 Sale Price: $7.64

Historical Setting: Ancient Egypt

"Ranofer tried the box first. He found nothing there. . . .The chest looked no more promising. . . .There was something dark and curving in a corner, wrapped in a scrap of cotton rag. . . .He tugged it out, jerked the cloth away impatiently and went numb all over with the shock of what he saw. There in his hand lay a gold goblet more beautiful than the sun."

When Ranofer found the golden goblet, he knew it must have been stolen from one of the great tombs in the City of the Dead. Ranofer also knew that in order to win his freedom he would have to prove that Gebu, his greedy half brother, was the thief. The events that follow will surely excite the adventurous young reader.

The book starts slow, but speeds up with a great deal of action near the end. The details of the story make it excellent as an aid to a study of Egypt.

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Summary: Ranofer finds a stolen gold goblet from the tomb, and he must prove who did it.

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  An Excellent Look Into the Time Period
Tami Parks of Oregon, 10/16/2008
My kids loved this excellent read-aloud book. A mom was reading it to her daughter today at our co-op and my 16-year-old daughter was straining to hear her because she said it was still one of her all-time favorites! Exciting, suspenseful, educational, and excellently written. I enjoyed it too!