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Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)

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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.
Paperback, 65 pages
Published August 24th 1993 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1993)
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C.
Sep 24, 2008 C. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Magic Tree House readers
Recommended to C. by: Nobody. I just found it.
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Kim
This book was a very quick read. I really like the Ancient Egypt aspect of this book and the fact that there was hieroglyphics all over the pyramid. I was skiiming this book and it made me realize how intriguing it can be to read this series. This series always makes me curious about what will happen next.
One of the parts that stood out to me was when the ghost queen was gone after they found the ancient book.
Even though this is a childrens book, it still has that element of surprise, suspense a
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Cameron
Jun 22, 2015 Cameron rated it really liked it
I finished this one a month ago on my last day of my tutoring job but forgot to post a review. I read this as a kid but barely remembered it. Honestly, this was a really good little book. Reading this as an adult, I liked it a lot more than the previous two books. The writing seemed to flow smoother.

FINAL VERDICT: 4 stars
Heidi
Jul 06, 2015 Heidi rated it it was amazing
My 6 year old son, Daniel, says, "I wish I could give it 10 stars! It's the best book ever!".
ABC
Apr 29, 2009 ABC rated it liked it
Shelves: younger-kids
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.
Penny
Oct 27, 2012 Penny rated it liked it
Shelves: children, history
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
Eva
Jan 25, 2016 Eva rated it it was amazing
"I liked this book because it was very interesting and super creative." - Eva, 8 years old
Blake
Feb 18, 2015 Blake added it

“Mummies in the Morning” is the third book in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House chapter book series. This book is probably one of my favorites in the series because this book stretches farther than just the main idea of all the other books in the series.


The book started out just like the others, Jack and Annie went into the Frog Creek woods to the tree house. This time Jack wished to go back in time to ancient Egypt to see the pyramids. When the tree house stopped spinning, Jack and Annie lo
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Bookslut
Mar 07, 2013 Bookslut rated it it was ok
Shelves: gillie, iris
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
Jan 09, 2014 Brandon Loehrke rated it liked it
"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
Gina
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
Oct 31, 2013 Norberto Leyva rated it it was amazing
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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Cesar
Dec 12, 2013 Cesar rated it liked it
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
May 23, 2014 Miri Mandel rated it it was amazing
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.
Cathy
Oct 10, 2009 Cathy rated it really liked it
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
Margaret
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My cover has a different image, it is a cat leaping into a doorway on a pyramid, not a mummy. Scholastic market edition.
Also available as Full-Color Edition Hardcover on my wishlist ISBN 038538758X.
Rick Silva
Nov 05, 2015 Rick Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has been one of my favorite of the Magic Treehouse books so far.

While the depiction of ancient Egypt was a bit superficial, and relied heavily on supernatural plot elements, it was great to see the character of Jack take the front seat in the story. Jack really shines in some scenes that feature an interest of his (mummies), as well as in some fairly intense peril that the kids get into in the final chapters.

I read this out loud to my son (age 7), and the climactic chapters really caught hi
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Tara
Dec 23, 2014 Tara rated it really liked it
Shelves: katelyn
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.
Heidi
Nov 21, 2009 Heidi rated it it was ok
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
Amanda
Feb 04, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
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
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Rachael Thom
Dec 19, 2015 Rachael Thom rated it it was amazing
This book is an adventure book in a series following the Magic Tree House. Jack and Annie are swept away on another adventure into Ancient Egypt. Through the story they are trying to help ghost mummy queen find a lost book. They are also intrigued though the series by the letter M. A cat follows them though this story also. In the story they are met with challenges. One of them being that the ghost queen has bad vision. So Jack gives her his glasses and then she is able to read the hieroglyphics ...more
Leigh Sabinsky
Title: Mummies in the Morning
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Genre: Historic (realistic) fiction
Theme(s): Cooperation, teamwork, ancient civilizations, friendship
Opening line/sentence: “’It’s still here,’ said Jack.”
Brief Book Summary: After Jack and Annie find themselves in ancient Egypt, they must help a ghostly Egyptian queen find her Book of the Dead so she can go on to her Next Life. As the story progresses, Jack and Annie partake on a journey filled with magic, mystery a
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Kendall Davis
Feb 18, 2015 Kendall Davis rated it really liked it
Magic Tree House books take everyone on an adventure. Jack and Annie close their eyes and suddenly their tree house starts to spin... and suddenly they are in another world! This graphic novel series is excellent for children beginning to read. It takes them on an adventure that lets their imagination soar. In this book, Jack and Annie explore Egypt and learn about mummies and pharoahs. Not only is the series imaginative and fun, but it's informative and includes a learning opportunity about uni ...more
Maya Orama
Oct 17, 2014 Maya Orama rated it it was amazing
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
Marissa Scott
For this week's book selection I chose to do some of my childhood favorite novels that fit into the genre of fantasy fiction with a little bit of historical fiction and sometimes scientific fiction as well. Growing up, I loved this series so much. I remember being excited for bed time where my mom would come read this series to me and I remember just laying down and picturing every adventure the two siblings had and also learned so much about history and some science from these books. I loved th ...more
Alex Roth
Dec 09, 2014 Alex Roth rated it really liked it
Shelves: tch-lrn-307
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
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
In this third installment of the Magic Tree House, I was quite pleased to learn that the story takes place the day after the story in the second book, The Knight at Dawn. Jack and Annie find themselves trapped in a pyramid trying to help a ghost-queen gain her freedom.

The story is quick-paced and keeps the young reader interested. My daughter really wanted to find out what happens in the story, so she picked up the book at school and finished reading it there without me. Color me shocked!

We ge
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Jasmine Maung
Mar 15, 2015 Jasmine Maung rated it liked it
It's a bout the Jack and Annie who were travel to the Egypt. Then saw the ghost queen inside the pyramid and tried to help her problem.
Jeremy Muse
Oct 23, 2012 Jeremy Muse rated it really liked it
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.
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