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Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  9,011 ratings  ·  352 reviews
Jack and Annie don't need another mummy.

But that's what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves?
Paperback, 65 pages
Published August 24th 1993 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published August 1st 1993)
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Sep 24, 2008 C. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Magic Tree House readers
Recommended to C. by: Nobody. I just found it.
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Erica Rhodes
This is the third book in the series, and I have to say it's an improvement over the other two, but not much. The story isn't as flat and bland as the previous two. They discover hieroglyphics and learn about translating them. They solve a small puzzle. All-in-all I think my five-year-old would be more interested in this one than the last two, so I might have to try reading it with him. I think my almost-three-year-old would probably really enjoy this one because it will give him a whole new pla ...more
First of all, the cover is kind of scary looking, in my opinion. Also, in the book there was a rather gruesome description of a mummy which I thought went above the target age of the book.

Jack and Annie travel to Egypt, go inside an pyramid and meet a ghost queen. They help her find her way to the afterlife. I wasn't crazy about them meeting a ghost, since this book is supposed to teach history, but oh well.

Hate the way the author uses sentence fragments constantly. Is annoying.
Well, the girls certainly loved Queen Hutepi. I caught Gillie gazing at her regal Egyptian profile instead of getting ready for her nap, could hardly scold her. This book has also prompted my five year old to decide on a new future profession: Coroner. Good for her, and God bless mummies, even though I find this career choice slightly unsettling.
Brandon Loehrke
"Mummmies in the Morning" was an okay book in this series. It was not my favorite one. This book starts off when Jack and Annie are in the treehouse and pick a book about Ancient Egypt. Right as they are about to start their adventure a black cat appears in the treehouse. When they get to the pyramid in Egypt the black cat takes them inside the pyramid. Inside they find a mummy who needs the Book of the Dead so she can go to her next life. Jack and Anne find the book and the magic septer and giv ...more
For me there is nothing better than sharing my love of reading with my kids. My youngest son who is in first grade is finally getting interested in chapter books, so I introduced him to the Magic Tree House series. So far we have read books 1-3 in the series and he is LOVING them. Since he is the youngest, he wants to be like his older brother and sister by learning to read quickly as well as jumping into other academic subjects. I am amazed at his reading ability! During the first book, he need ...more
Norberto Leyva
The book I read was a Magic Tree House book, “The Mummies in the Morning.” It is about two kids who travel back in time to ancient Egypt. Before they travel, there was a cat looking in the window of the tree house. Jack and Annie were performing a ceremony similar to what Egyptians did when people died. When they get to Egypt the cat appears and then disappears into the pyramid. When they are inside, they can’t find the cat, but they bump into a mummy. The mummy had to read the mysterious words ...more
Cole Finnian
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I didn't care for "Mummies in the Morning" by Mary Pope Osborne, because I didn't like the place they traveled to. Jack and his sister Annie went to the magic tree house and when they got there all the books were thrown every where. When they were cleaning up they saw a shadow behind Jack. The shadow disappeared and they were really creeped out. Jack and Annie time traveled to the dinosaur era. They were looking for four items for Daisy. They didn't want to stay in the dinosaur era, because it w ...more
Miri Mandel
I like Mummies in the Morning, it's a really interesting book, it talks about different stuff that happened. Some people say that the ancient times are real and some people don't even believe in mummies.

I gave it five stars because of excitement, you know like "mummies". It's exciting because sometimes people could think that mummies are scary, and sometimes in the book a ghost queen who's made out of air is scary to some people.
I just love these books. "My" 7 year old is up to book 27, so I have a lot of catching up to do. He's having so much fun, he has no idea that each book is a social studies lesson. And they're fun for grown-ups too. I was disappointed it was over so fast. I've always loved combining learning with adventure stories, best entertainment there is. Not that anyone out of their tweens would read this without child-prompting; definately for the younger set, but more fun than most for the adults in their ...more
I liked this when Jack and Annie were brave enough to go in the pyramid. I also liked with when they were brave enough to go in where the mummies were. They even saw a ghost.
Billie read this book to me in two sittings. She learned some new words reading it, but the writing is pretty bland in my opinion, and very shallow when it comes to any depth of emotion or real personality in the characters. She enjoyed it enough, mostly because of the possibility of a creepy mummy emerging, but never really talked about it afterward. She will usually refer back to books again and again if she really likes them. This was probably not one of her favorites, nor mine, but it does p ...more
I am a second grade teacher and I was looking in our literacy library for some new selections to use with my 5 reading groups. I saw this as an option for one of my groups to read during guided reading and I was so excited! My students love this series and one of my students came up to me after finishing and said he'd never heard of the series before but now he wants to read the whole series.
I really enjoy the way that Jack and Annie go on adventures and teach kids about different cultures and
Maya Orama
When jack and Annie woke up from their sleep, they rushed to the tree house. They wanted another adventure. It was late in the morning and the sun was bright. It was almost time for lunch but the they weren't hungry. They both went in the tree house. Jack and Annie saw a book fall from their book shelf in the tree house. It was a book about ancient Egypt. Then, something caught his eye. It was a black cat staring at him and Annie. Annie and jack was frightened by the cat while it kept on looking ...more
Alex Roth
Jack and Annie travel back in time to ancient Egypt where they find a ghost queen who is looking for help finding a book. Jack and Annie get themselves into some scary situations while looking for the book that will send the ghost to the afterlife. These scary situations are not too terrifying for young children but rather exciting and keeping reader’s at the edge of their seat and wondering what will happen next. Jack and Annie are constantly going on adventures in the past, present, and future ...more
Jeremy Muse
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Rosa Cline
This is third in the series of books the Magic Tree House. Although it is a chapter book my son and I sat and read it for about 30 minutes or so. Very interesting, keeping our attention. Just enough 'Science' to keep it educational but yet enough imagination in it to keep it fun too. Looking forward to reading some more.

This was wasn't disappointing after enjoying the first one as much as we did. Each book apparently will have a 'guide' to the two children in the book but to the reader-listener
Farhana Faruq
This is the first time I have read a "Magic Tree House" book, despite all the children who have recommended it to me.

It's about two children who have a magic tree-house that takes them on an adventure based on the book they find in the house. This book was about Egypt. In the process children learn about that country, and their culture, etc. The idea is brilliant and I can see why so many children enjoy them.

This particular book was interesting!! Enjoyed it, and the illustrations that went with.
Cute and quick adventures perfect for young children.
In the morning, Annie and Jack went to the magic tree house and Jack wanted to go to ancient Egypt. He wished that he could go there while some Egyptians were doing a parade. He went into a paramid which was very very dark. There were torches on the sides of the wall that were even lighting up the stairs. They found this queen named The Ghost Queen who was only made of air.

There were death chambers in the paramids, so I was glad when they got out of it. They had found a cat who helped them. Tha
Jenn M
This is another book from the Magic Tree House series. My son chose this book at the public library when his 3rd grade class was studying ancient Egypt with its Pharaohs and pyramids. He enjoyed imagining that he could read a book and be transported back into that ancient time in order to see a pyramid's burial chamber with all the treasures at the time they were put into the chamber. He has subsequently read several more stories and non-fiction works about ancient Egypt. He has also used his kn ...more
Stephanie H (My Bookish Itinerary)
I personally like this book series. Cutie Pie and I read the second book in the series last school year and decided that we wanted to continue reading them.
In this story, Jack and Annie travel back to the past to the time of the Pyramids. They get to go in the pyramid and quickly involved in solving a mystery.
I really like this book because I think it is a nice glimpse and introduction to a bit of Egyptian history. I especially love that it has so many educational facts about mummies, the Pyrami
Justin Ferrell
Fantasy, 2004

Mummies in the Morning is the third book in the Magic Tree House Series. Jack and Annie again use the magic tree house to travel to the setting of one of the books housed there. They decide to go to ancient Egypt. There they explore a pyramid and meet the ghost of Queen Hutepi. Queen Hutepi can not move to the afterlife because she has lost her book of the dead that has the directions. Jack and Annie help her find the book by decoding hieroglyphs on the wall of a tunnel inside the p
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The reason I decided to read a few of the Magic Tree House books was that, while my middle school students were preparing for a Brain Bowl competition, there was a question that came up, asking for the author of two of the books. Whereas I had never heard of them, the kids knew right away and could even name MANY of the other books in the series, even though they had probably read them 5 or 6 years ago. I figured that was a good recommendation.

Caveat: I don't read a lot of books for this age gro
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Taishu Tozawa
I read Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne. This book is about Jack and Annie going to Egypt and finding the Ghost Queen. Then they tried to find the book of the dead. Because the Ghost Queen's sister killed the Ghost Queen, the Ghost Queen tried to be Queen one more time. My favorite part is when Jack and Annie solved the puzzle to open the door to get the Ghost Queen. My other favorite part was when Jack and Annie tried to go get the book of the dead. I liked these two parts because th ...more
Joshua Cummins
Jack and Annie have a magic tree house that will take them anywhere they want to go! For this adventure, they decide to go to Ancient Egypt because Jack loved pyramids! Once they arrive in Ancient Egypt they make their way into the nearby pyramid. Here they meet a ghost-queen. Hutepi, Queen of the Nile. The ghost-queen explains that she needs Jack and Annie's assistance in decoding a message on the wall that would lead her to the Book of the Dead. Her brother hid the book to protect it from tomb ...more
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