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Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)

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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
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Sep 24, 2008 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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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
Cameron Chaney
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, series
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.

Feb 10, 2015 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
Oct 27, 2012 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
Brandon Loehrke
Jan 09, 2014 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
Jul 05, 2015 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!".
Nathaniel Hardman
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
These books are like single bites of Twinkie - fluffy and insubsantial, and you hardly notice them go down. Because of that, I haven't bothered with reviews for the first two, but I'm feeling the need to point something out now with the third. This was an issue with the first two, but it's becoming increasingly egregious with this one: Osborne is kind of out-of-control with her sentence fragments.

Look at this two-page stretch as an example:
from Mummies in the Morning

I count seven sentence fragments in this short passage
Dec 10, 2013 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
Feb 04, 2014 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
Apr 29, 2009 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.
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I liked this book because it was very interesting and super creative." - Eva, 8 years old
Noah Rucks
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Personal Response:
I read Mummies in the Morning to my younger brother, Tinsae, who was nine years old. He really liked the book because he now wants a the magical tree house. I thought the book was okay, because I found the book too kiddish. I found this book to be kiddish because I know the magic tree house can’t be real.

The book started off when Jack and Annie were in the treehouse about to pick a book. The book they chose was about Ancient Egypt. Right as they were about to start their
Aidan and I really liked this book! Mostly because of the mummy aspect, to be honest. The writing is still a bit hard for me to get used to as I am not overly fond of fragmented sentences; there were more than a few paragraphs where multiple sentences could have been reduced to one or two.

This one MAY be a bit too "scary" for really little readers; there's talk about the mummification process up to how the brain was removed (Annie stopped Jack from explaining exactly HOW the brain was actually
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
This one definitely kept my son on the edge of his seat when I read it aloud to him. He even admitted that he thought it was a little spooky. It has definitely inspired him to learn more about Ancient Egypt and he wants to get his hands on a copy of the non-fiction companion novel which explains things a bit more. I love when books spark an interest in a new topic. We are are loving this series!
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it
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Seung Lee
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a solid Magic Tree House book. I liked the way the author managed to weave in Ancient Egypt into the Magic Tree House story line. It was pretty creative.
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book is full of secrets and mysterys
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love Annie, hate the sentence structure.
Rylan Petry
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Magic tree house
Melissa Anne Wittig
Title: Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Illustrator: Salvatore Murdocca

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Theme(s): History, Mummies, Eygpt, Chapter book

Opening line/sentence :
"'It’s still here.' said Jack"

Brief Book Summary :

In Mummies in the Morning, Jack and Annie travel back in time to Egypt where they learn about Pyramids. First, they witness an Egyptian funeral that leads them into a Pyramid. In the Pyramid, Jack and Annie meet the Ghost of an Egyptian Queen. The help th
Ashlee Heartt
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My 5 year old loved this book. Great for reading aloud.
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
Katelyn Bognatz
Title: Mummies in the Morning

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Illustrator: Mary Pope Osborne

Genre: Transitional chapter book

Theme(s): magic, fantasy, tree house

Opening line/sentence: “It’s still in here,” said Jack. “It looks empty,” said Annie.

Brief book summary: Jack and Annie get taken back to ancient Egypt where they meet a long-dead queen who need their help.

Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Midwest Book Review (Children's Bookwatch, November 2014)
Two new additions to the Magic Treehouse
Cole Finnian
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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
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The beginning of this books starts off with the listing what they know to be true. Previously, Jack and Annie found a book mark in one of the treehouse books that had the letter M in the same font as the M they found on the medallion in the first book. This could only mean that Jack and Annie have found the medallion from whoever it is that made the tree house. Once again, curiosity strikes in this book. As supposed to last book where Annie was the only one who wanted to see the nights, Jack als ...more
Rachael Thom
Dec 19, 2015 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
Kendall Davis
Feb 18, 2015 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
Norberto Leyva
Oct 31, 2013 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
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Mentor Text 1 3 Oct 21, 2016 07:18AM  
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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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