Maia of Thebes (Life and Times)
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Maia of Thebes (Life and Times)

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Leap into the ancient world in renowned author Ann Turner's exciting addition to the Life and Times series. Maia's story is filled with action, adventure, and all the drama of life in ancient Egypt.

The intrigue and mysticism of ancient Egypt comes to life in Ann Turner's spectacular addition to The Life and Times series. In the time of the Pharoah Hatshepsut's rule, the Eg
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Scholastic Inc.
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Maia and her brother, Seti are orphaned when their parents caught 'the fever' in 1463 B.C. They come to live with their Aunt Nebet and Uncle Hay, who are neither loving nor accepting. She is treated as a servant, but Seti is more favored because he is learning to be a scribe at the palace. Maia begs her brother to teach her how to read and they clandestinely meet to begin the lessons. Maia, fearful yet brave, discovers some dishonest thievery going on between her uncle and the palace grain store...more
If you like stories about Ancient Egypt, this is a good one to read. A mystery weaves through the story about a young girl and her brother, orphaned and living with their Aunt and Uncle along the banks of the Nile. You get a glimpse of what life may have been like for them and what happens if you do something dishonest and get caught!
Admittedly better than the first two in the series (both of which were written by a different author and both of which were horrible). However, still just subpar. I bought this book several years ago and have read it twice. It's an okay story - not terrible, not really special.
i decided to read this book because i find ancient egypt interesting.' a book that teaches you about another time in history' is the bit that it fills up on the bingo board.My favourite quote from this book was "teach me" it were these two simple words that saved her life because she was taught hieroglyphs.something new i learnt from this book was that no matter how restricted you are always chase your passion to learn or be something.a setting that i found interesting was ancient egypt because...more
It was interesting but it felt pretty contrived. The reading level seemed far below the maturity level of the content. There was a fair amount of violence and mature themes. There are much better historical fiction options out there.
This was a simple tale which would give a tween reader a good start on the beliefs and way of life of egyptians during 1400 BC.
Interesting premise, but thinly developed.
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Ann Warren Turner is a children's author and a poet.
Ann Turner wrote her first story when she was eight years old. It was about a dragon and a dwarf named Puckity. She still uses that story when she talks to students about writing, to show them that they too have stories worth telling.
Turner has always loved to write, but at first she was afraid she couldn't make a living doing it. So she trained...more
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