Gideon and the Mummy Professor by Kathleen Karr

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In 1855, while performing a vaudeville act with his unpredictable father, the ""Mummy Professor,"" the mummy in the act reveals to twelve-year-old Gideon the location of a treasure. By the author of It Ain't Always Easy.
 

About Kathleen Karr

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Kathleen Karr is the author of several books, including "The Great Turkey Walk," which was named a Best Book of the Year by both "School Library Journal "and "Publishers Weekly," She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
 
Published April 1, 1993 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J). 137 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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Gideon, 12, and his ne'er-do-well-father (``the professor'') are traveling down the Mississippi performing a hokey vaudeville act starring George--an authentic 4,000-year-old mummy, the closest thing Gideon has to a friend, that's a souvenir from better times, when the professor worked at the US ...

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Set among Mississippi river towns in 1855 and laden with period atmosphere, Karr's latest introduces 12-year-old hero who grudgingly looks after his father, the ``Mummy Professor'' who lectures on Egypt and the pharoahs.

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