The Mummy's Mother by Tony Johnston

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Popular author Tony Johnston's second novel follows a mummy boy from the pyramids of Egypt to a famous museum in New York City as he searches for his mummy mom in this clever, funny book.

A young mummy boy named Ramose is awakened one day by the sound of graverobbers invading his home--the pharoah's tomb. They've stolen his mother (who's also a mummy) and now it's up to Ramose to find her. With the help of a cranky talking camel and some young American tourists, Ramose finds himself en route to NYC--home of an important museum and its famous collection of mummies. Full of offbeat, witty scenes, this is a fresh and original novel with great appeal.
Johnston's ANY SMALL GOODNESS also recently received the Judy Lopez Honor Book Award.
 

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston is the author of nearly 100 picture books and early readers, including The Iguana Brothers, illustrated by Mark Teague. Her first novel, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, was named an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Security, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book. It was also awarded the first annual Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Award. Ms. Johnston lives in California with her husband.
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Blue Sky Press. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When grave robbers break into their shared tomb to carry away his mother's sarcophagus, it's young 4,010-year-old Ramose to the rescue in this decidedly offbeat tale.

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Johnston's (Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio ) loopy tale opens in the Egyptian desert, where Ramose, the 4000-year-old mummy of a boy who died of th

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Johnston's (Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio ) loopy tale opens in the Egyptian desert, where Ramose, the 4000-year-old mummy of a boy who died of the plague when he was 10, listens helplessly as grave robbers steal his mummified mother from her tomb.

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