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Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)

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Jack and Annie find themselves whisked away to ancient Egypt, where they come face to face with a dead queen—and her 1,000-year-old mummy!

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Published June 15th 2010 by Random House Children's Books (first published August 1st 1993)
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C.
Sep 24, 2008 C. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Magic Tree House readers
Recommended to C. by: Nobody. I just found it.
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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
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
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
Cole Finnian
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Cesar
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.
Cathy
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
Amanda
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...more
Kirei
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.
Bookslut
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.
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...more
Sabrina
Cute and quick adventures perfect for young children.
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...more
Laurie
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Patricia
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LauraW
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...more
Deo
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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
Jessica
Well, I won't be rating this one, and here's why. My kids and I were reading the series together and got to this, and well, my husband picked it up and randomly opened it to a page and started reading. Here's what he read:
"Why do you need the Book of the Dead?" ..."It will tell me the magic spells I need to get through the Underworld," said the ghost queen..."Before I journey on to the Next Life, I must pass through the horrors of the Underworld." "What kinds of horrors?" ... "Poisonous snakes,...more
Shania Jones
Jack and Annie are again back in the tree house enjoying the challenges that they face and the adventures they go on. This time they go to Ancient Egypt where they meet a queen which is a mummy and she needs their help. They have to read the hilogriphics on the walls of the pyrimid so she can go on to her after life. If they succeed they get to go home if they fail they become mummies for themselves. If you want to see what lane they go down read the book.
Ashleigh Smithers
Mummies in the Morning was a great book. I remember reading this whole series when I was younger. When I was younger I remember thinking this type of book was huge. I was always very excited to read these books because I wanted to know what would happen. This specific book is about the brother and sister duo trying to figure out where the magic tree house originated. It takes them to Egypt where they follow a funeral processional into the pyramid. They find out a lot of cool facts and informatio...more
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Mummies in the morning is book 3 of the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

In this amazing MTH adventure Jack and Annie are taken baci to Ancient Egypt. They follow a black cat and a funeral procession into one of the Great Pyramids.
Jack and Annie see a tomb robber and then a ghost queen. The queen needs their help. They need to decipher heiroglyphs first. Jack and Annie do their best to get the queen the item she has been searching for for a long long time.

My son and I read this book...more
Debra
The formula of Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series I believe is an effective one. The simple science facts she presents in each of the books are solid and tangible for the age level to which the series is directed. The theme of time travel offers a nice beginning science fiction element. Basically, for anyone who hasn't experienced these books, two young children find a tree house full of books which take them on adventures to the past when they mention a wish while looking at the book....more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

I finally got around to reading the first five books of the Magic Tree House series, and I have to say that these are perfect for my early chapter book readers. We’ve got a boy and a girl main character...check. We’ve got adventure and action...check. We’ve got readable text...check. What more could I ask for?


Acton
In this book, Jack and Annie went on an adventure to a place with mummies and they found a mummy. After they found the mummy, they got lost in the pyramid and they didn't know where they were. They found a way out at the end of the book and they got home and their mom gave them a snack. This book was good because they had courage when they were trapped and all the doors around them in the pyramid were closed.

Chris also read this book in May 2010. In this Magic Tree House book, Jack and Annie fou...more
Sarah Sammis
Mummies in the Morning is the third book in the Magic Tree House series. Jack and Annie still don't know who owns the tree house but they're getting a better idea on how to control its magic. This time they are lured to ancient Egypt by a mau.

I have mixed feelings about Mummies in the Morning. I like Jack and Annie experience some Egyptian magic and that the mummy isn't a monster. On the other hand, their adventures through secret passages and the way the mummy's burial is described is grossly s...more
Amanda Allen
These books go like this: kids come to the treehouse, go on an adventure, Annie is too hasty but it's the only way Jack will do anything, they somehow survive what should be certain death due to the intervention of an animal that can inexplicably understand Annie. They return to the Magic Tree House where they find a clue to whose stuff they've been rifling. They go home.

It's super boring but the Boy loves it. Apparently it fits the 3 year old mind.
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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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