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The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (Classic Goosebumps #6)

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Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time!

Gabe is exploring the tunnels of an ancient Egyptian pyramid. Unfortunately, Gabe is also lost! And Gabe is not alone. Someone else is in the pyramid, too.
Someone. Or something. . .

It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEB
Paperback, 132 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1993)
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Hannah Greendale
Gabe can't wait to explore the Great Pyramid with his Uncle Ben, but once he gets inside to search for mummies and treasure, Gabe discovers he may never get out.

Uncle Ben woke us up early the next morning and drove to the pyramids outside al-Jizah. The air was already hot and sticky. The sun seemed to hang low over the desert like an orange balloon.
"There it is!" Sari declared, pointing out the window. And I saw the Great Pyramid rising up from the yellow sand like some kind of mirage.

This is t
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Gabe is a whiny little brat. His cousin Sari is a know-it-all who enjoys watching Gabe suffer. Both of these unlikable characters are in Egypt - Gabe is on vacation and Sari lives there with her dad, Ben the archeologist.

At first, Gabe is really excited to spend time with his cool Uncle Ben. He loves the idea of exploring a new tomb and takes great delight in telling Sari exactly how mummies are made - in gruesome detail.

But then things get a little strange. The Egyptian man - Ahmed - who works
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1999-2007-read
The Curse of the Mummy was the fifth book in the Goosebumps book series.
This was an alright story because the concept is very common. I've seen stories similar like this from various sources.

Well, this is how story goes: Gabe Hassard is spending Christmas vacation in Egypt with his parents. Gabe's parents own a company, so they are in Egypt for business. However, Gave's Uncle Ben is working at the pyramids and so they take the opportunity to see him. They visited Uncle Ben in Giza and then the s
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Αρκετά συνηθισμένο story, εξού και δεν είναι από τα αγαπημένα μου, αφού το βρήκα κάπως μονότονο και προβλέψιμο, σύμφωνα πάντα με τα δικά μου γούστα. Μπορεί να φταίνε οι ήρωες, μπορεί η εξέλιξη της ιστορίας που δεν κρύβει κάποια ιδιαίτερη έκπληξη, ωστόσο δεν μπορώ να μην παραδεχτώ πως διαβάζεται εύκολα και σχετικά ευχάριστα.
Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
Something dead has been here...

I remember reading one of these mummy Goosebumps installments when I was a child. I remember that it wasn't the first one, and that's what made me go on the hunt for all of the books in the series, so I could find the first part of it. I'm so sad that I finally found it.

Unlike the other titles that I've read so far, this came off as more of a suspensey adventure book rather than a horror one. All of the other novels in the serial have something magical and supern
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Currently rereading my original Goosebumps collection

This isn't my favourite book in the series so far but I was definitely entertained while reading it. I found it interesting to note that Stine strays slightly from the supernatural aspect, and the plot is more realistic in a sense. There are quite a few chuckles to be had in this book and I found myself constantly wondering what was going to happen next.
It follows the same Stine formula as the rest of the series (i.e. cliffhangers at the end o
Darcy McLaughlin
I always disliked this book as a kid. I think I read it the one time, and just forgot about its existence. It's probably the closest to a Scooby Doo episode a GB book can be.

Basically, we have our hero Gabe who is generally a whiny 12 year old who would rather play Gameboy than look at the wondrous landscapes of Egypt. His parents are big-time players in the refrigeration game apparently, and they're in Egypt on business. Right off the bat we get evidence that Gabe is a total dick, as he makes
Maggie Gordon
Gabe and Sari are the luckiest twelve year olds alive when their Uncle Ben decides to take them into an Egyptian pyramid dig. However, the archaeology project is plagued with problems that may be related to an ancient curse placed on the burial site. While Uncle Ben is trying to figure out exactly what is going on, Gabe gets separated from his uncle and Sari, and stumbles into a mummy making chamber that has been in use more recently than 4000 years ago. As it turns out, one of the men working t ...more
Jul 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: kids who like scary stories
I thought this book was better than some of the others in the Goosebumps series. For one, Gabe was a lot less stupid than most of Stine's protagonists, like Greg from Say Cheese and Die!, for example. And for another, it actually was kind of scary. The idea of being lost in a strange place--in a tomb, for Christ's sake--and at the mercy of some sociopath who wants to mummify you alive is even unsettling from an adult point of view. The only thing I didn't care for was the mummy hand being the de ...more
Jul 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I ha forgotten how good these were. I'll grant that the writing is not superb by any means and having read R.L. Stine's adult work, I believe the children's writing to be much more enjoyable. Looking back at a book or series like this as an adult and having read only one as a child I am ashamed for not having pursued this series more when I was younger. They are the perfect books for that out of the box kind of kid and they have just the right amount of spooky in them to be enjoyable to kids and ...more
Princess Godoy
I just found out that there is a tv show for Goosebumps! Just sharing cause I find it amazing

So this is a story about a kid who have a rich parents with/the most cliche catch, they are always busy so he is taken care by his uncle who is somewhat nice and have a really cool job but have a very ANNOYING daughter. And by annoying I mean really really really annoying that I wished that she dies. Oops spoiler alert she doesn't! What a bummer!

The plot is interesting but it's not that scary and I hated
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb was an okay read. It starts off with Gabe and his family on vacation in Egypt for Christmas break. While there his parents get called away to a business trip and Gabe stays with his uncle, who works in the pyramid, and his cousin Sari. The day after his parents live for there trip his uncle takes them to the pyramid, and they learn about the curse of Kahla.

The character development in this book was not the best in my opinion. Gabe was a big baby throughout the story
Nicola Mansfield
May 17, 2014 rated it liked it
This one is different from the others I've read so far. First off, though it is a decent enough thriller concerning a crazy madman for the most part. Unlike the other Goosebumps I've read this is hardly "horror" and has only a brief moment of the supernatural in it. It's also the first I've read to give actual useful information about the topic, here being pyramids and the mummifying process. Disappointing ending as well which lacks the cue for creepy twilight zone music.
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had not read a Goosebumps story before, so it seemed fitting that a mummy one would be my first. With a target audience of pre-teen aged children, I wondered what tropes R.L. Stine would incorporate into his tale.

The one familiar element is the inclusion of a native Egyptian character warning the archaeologist of a deadly curse that would fall upon him if he were to open a sacred tomb. In fact, it becomes a situation of a self-fulfilling prophecy since the reader learns that the person is a d
Darcus Murray
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, paperback
This is one of those Goosebumps books that I never got the chance to read as a kid so I had no idea what to expect from this particular story. It was neat to see one of the books focus more on the human side of things instead of just putting everything up to a paranormal entity. I really enjoy the way R.L. Stine plays on the human aspect of fear and the campy quality of the jump scares and cliffhangers at the end of every chapter. Had I read this as a child I would have deeply enjoyed it and I'm ...more
Dane Cobain
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a nice surprise, because I actually enjoyed it a lot more than some of the other Goosebumps books. I’ve been reading a bunch of them as an adult, because I just happen to have them, and most of them have been mediocre at best, and nowhere near as good as I remembered them.

This one, though, was a lot of fun, and that might be because I’m already interested in the Ancient Egyptians to begin with. But the chapters were also longer – as was the book as a whole – and I also liked the wa
Atharva Shah
I though from the title of the book that it would be interesting, but my hopes were crushed. The beginning of the book, where there are no discoveries and mummies is pretty fine for a food start with simple characters and clean writing about a teens worries. But later, as the book progresses, the mummy's tomb, abduction, exploring the depths ere supposed to be interesting but were dull and it did not at all give me Goosebumps. The mummies come alive on the fifth last page, and go back to the dea ...more
Alexander Draganov
Fun and original take of the mummy mythos by master storytellet R.L. Stine. I dock one star because of Sari, who is a terribly annoying character, but the main protagonist Gabe was likeable - and the villain was chilling!
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As much as I love all things Egyptian, I have to say this isn't one of my favorite GOOSEBUMPS books. The Idiot Adult Syndrome runs a little too high for my liking in this one. For instance, right at the beginning, Gabe's father asks Gabe how he thinks the pyramids were built. His father then reminds him that the Egyptians didn't even have the wheel. Now I don't know if this was an editorial oversight or a comment on just how dumb Gabe's parents are but they're supposed to be successful business ...more
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some background—I have fond memories of the Goosebump books, and some memories of the original TV show. I decided to reread these old classics and see if they still held up for a modern-day adult horror enthusiast. Since I don’t expect any kids who might be reading these books for the first time to find this, all reviews will contain spoilers.

I did not read this book as a kid, because I did not (and still do not) care about ancient Egypt or mummies. However, I actually enjoyed this book. This on
Ben Hami
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is talking about gabe, a kid with his parents on a christmas vacation in Egyt and sari, gabe's cousin, which is in Egypt with her father, the archiologist Ben (yay im in a book). in the book the kids go invstigate the newly found ancient tomb in the pyramids, with a danger lurking in the charecter of a local curse should we say...

my favorite part in the book is when sari and gabe goes into the pyramid alone
(SPOILER ALERT,although not that big of a spoiler) sari decides to prank gabe, a
Benjamin Stahl
As far as Goosebumps goes, this book was pretty good. I liked that it was not set in America for once. It was cool that along with telling a children's horror story, Stine also gave his young readers a small glimpse at another culture. Otherwise it was standard fare though. The characters were one-dimensional snotty little brats. Most of the story involves the boy and girl trying to one up each other with stupid pranks. That's the thing with all the Goosebumps books I read. Even when I was in pr ...more
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Tracy Poff
Gabe's family is on vacation in Egypt, seeing the pyramids, when his parents are unexpectedly called away on business. Rather than go with them to Alexandria, Gabe elects to stay with his uncle Ben, and Ben's daughter, Sari. Ben is an archaeologist studying the pyramids, so Gabe gets to go inside the pyramids. Maybe he'll discover a mummy, or some hidden treasure. Or maybe... hidden danger!

The fifth book in R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb follows Gabe and Sari as t
So, this was actually one of the better Goosebumps books so far. I'm actually kind of sad that I didn't read this when I was at a far more appropriate age to be reading Goosebumps books. While Gabe is an insufferable little brat in the beginning of the book (and let's face it, Sari isn't much better) and his Uncle proves criminally negligent when they're actually in the pyramid, the scares in this book are more potent than might be thought.

The descriptions of the pyramid itself, thousands of win
Alex Larragoity
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Realmente esta serie de libros de "Goosebumps" los leo solo por entretenimiento. Son libros claramente orientados a un público menor (niños o adolescentes) y a mi me parecen rápidos de leer y con buenas ideas, o divertidas ideas.

Este en particular me gustó un poco más que los anteriores que he leído de la serie, porque mete una idea diferente sobre las maldiciones de las tumbas egipcias. ¿Existirán estas maldiciones o no?, ¿serán reales?, en este libro no importa, porque lo que en realidad está
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The books in this series are by no means classics of literature but they're a fun, quick read. But this one is just plain silly. Gabe gets lost not once but twice in a pyramid while his apparently myopic and unobservant uncle is supposed to be watching him. Then he falls through a floor. Bad timing, as this happens at just that moment for the first time in 3,000 or so years. And after a sizable drop he lands unharmed. The kid must be made of rubber. There's only one possibility for the bad guy b ...more
Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gabe is 12 year old boy obsessed with mummies. Thankfully his heritage is Egyptian and his Uncle Ben is an archaeologist studying the great pyramids. His parents have to take a business treat to Egypt so they drop him off with his Uncle Ben and cousin Sari. His uncle takes them down into the pyramid.

Even as a kid, this was probably my least favorite book in the series. It still left little to be desired. Almost 3/4 of the book was Gabe dealing with stupid pranks from Sari. It takes way too long
"Curse of the mummy's tomb" pretty much wraps up the whole plot of the book on the title huh? ;) I remember reading this one right around the same time I read that "magic tree house" book about mummies. :) I think I was on an Egypt kick. This one was fun. A right in the middle book. Not the best of the series. But certainly not the worst. I was always throughly creepier out after reading one of these books. It might not be the same level of creepy as the living dummy. But walks corpses and curse ...more
Ed Petersen
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A high-ranking Goosebumps book if for no other reason than it mentions Super Mario World, one of my all-time favorite video games. But seriously, the scares are good, the characters are some of the better-developed in Stine's canon, and the scene near the end with all the mummies is pure gold. Plus I like all the references to Egyptian culture, and as a traveler myself, I can appreciate how Gabe feels visiting a foreign land.
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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