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Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R.L. LaFevers
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Jul 25, 2009

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bookshelves: children, booktalkpossibilities, unfinished

Theodosia is a young Egyptologist who has another supernatural mystery on her hands. The mummies in her father's museum keep moving, seemingly on their own. Then she discovers the staff of Osiris (god of the underworld) who sat at the right hand of Anubis (god of mummification) in the museum, and she has to wonder what the Serpents of Chaos (who she defeated in the first installment) are up to, or who or what they are after.

I like Theodosia. She's smart, offers practical observations and commentary as part of her narrative, and does well with the adults in her life who would rather she hid her light under a bush, or who want to manipulate her in some way. She also does well with possessing supernatural powers, and although they got a bit strange the author does a good job of leading up to them.

A good book to give to ravenous readers, and fans of Percy Jackson. Good use of Egyptian mythology, artifacts, history and practices.

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