The Egyptian Box

The Egyptian Box[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Egyptian Box By Jane Louise Curry – Heartforum.co.uk Tee and her family move to an old house inherited from Great Uncle Sebastian There, she is happy to find that the ancient Egyptian box she inherits holds a spirit who will serve her, until she notices Tee and her family move to an old house inherited from Great Uncle Sebastian There, she is happy to find that the ancient Egyptian box she inherits holds a spirit who will serve her, until she notices changes in her servant s appearance and behavior.

Jane Louise Curry was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on September , She is the daughter of William Jack Curry Jr and Helen Margaret Curry Curry grew up in Pennsylvania Kittanning and Johnstown , but upon her graduation from college she moved to Los Angeles, California, and London, EnglandCurry attended the Pennsylvania State University in , and she studied there until when she left The Egyptian PDF/EPUB ² for the Indiana State College now known as Indiana University of Pennsylvania In , after graduation, Curry moved to California and worked as both an art teacher for the Los Angeles Public School District and a freelance artist In , Curry entered the University of California in Los Angeles UCLA in order to study English literature, but in she left Los Angeles and became a teaching assistant at Stanford University Curry was awarded the Fulbright grant in and the Stanford Leverhulme fellowship in , allowing her to pursue her graduate studies at the University of London She earned her MA in and her PhD in medieval English literature from Stanford University in From and, again, from , Curry was an instructor of English literature at the college level She became a lecturer in Besides her writings, Curry s artworks are also considered among her achievements She has had several paintings exhibited in London, and her works have even earned her a spot in the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists group exhibition Among the many groups that Curry belongs to are the International Arthurian Society, the Authors Guild, the Children s Literature Association, and the Society of Children s Book WritersCurry illustrated and published her first book Down from the Lonely Mountain in This juvenile fiction based on Californian Native American folklore has paved the way for Curry s expansive literary career She has pennedthan novels, which are mostly based on child characters dealing with a wide variety of subjects Many of Curry s writings deal with folklore, such as the Native American folklore that she explores in her novels Turtle Island Tales of Algonquian Nations and The Wonderful Sky Boat And Other Native American Tales of the Southeast, and the retellings of famous European folk stories, such as Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Robin Hood in the Greenwood, and The Christmas Knight Yet she also delves into the genres of fantasy, such as in her novels Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Time and Me, Myself, and I historical fiction, such as in her novels What the Dickens and Stolen Life and mystery, such as in her novels The Bassumtyte Treasure and Moon WindowCurry has been honored with many awards throughout her writing career In , her novel The Daybreakers earned Curry the Honor Book award from the Book World Spring Children s Book Festival and the Outstanding Book by a Southern California Author Award from the Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People The Mystery Writers of America honored Curry two years in a row by awarding her the Edgar Allan Poe Award, or the Edgar, for Poor Tom s Ghost in and The Bassumtyte Treasure in Also in , for her complete body of work at that time, the Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People presented Curry with the Distingushed Contribution to the Field of Children s Literature AwardCurry resides in Palo Alto, California, and London, England.

The Egyptian Box PDF/EPUB ç The Egyptian  PDF/EPUB ²
  • Hardcover
  • 186 pages
  • The Egyptian Box
  • Jane Louise Curry
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 0689842732

10 thoughts on “The Egyptian Box

  1. Emma Grace says:

    3.5 stars

  2. An Odd1 says:

    Heiroglyphs, magic, easy to read, easy to identify with child Unhappiness inside can make prickly outside Moral can apply to adults We can act mean, Snooty p 131 when we are lonely We can learn to enjoy life when threatened with losing what little we have Someone undervalued or unnoticed can be better, smarter,generous, step in and save us Cowardly lazy over critical sharp tongued kid finds out the hard way to appreciate family, life, and changes She is so hard done by have to do Heiroglyphs, magic, easy to read, easy to identify with child Unhappiness inside can make prickly outside Moral can apply to adults We can act mean, Snooty p 131 when we are lonely We can learn to enjoy life when threatened with losing what little we have Someone undervalued or unnoticed can be better, smarter,generous, step in and save us Cowardly lazy over critical sharp tongued kid finds out the hard way to appreciate family, life, and changes She is so hard done by have to do her own homework forever and ever p 61 She is so sorry for herself dinner at the Steak Shack p 118 Savior is deus ex machina surprise view spoiler Her brother hide spoiler Tee Leticia hates desert heat of Oasis Wells after cool Portland Maine home, being chosen last for gym teams at Middle School p 26 too shy to be making friends p 9, brother Charles in same grade after skipped twice, junk shop inherited from great great Uncle Bass Sebastian Falls, and especially determined to dislike the shabti and its box p 25 Charles reads out the heiroglyph inscription, animates the afterlife servant always it , never she , grows to resemble Tee Daddy s Princess likes having chores done, homework, gym class, teaches doll to imitate speech, manner, take her place at school She acts unwillingly grumpily too much of a hurry p 41, whereas shabti is pleasant, compliant, cheerful view spoiler Charles, asked by it why called stuck up , answers You hardly ever smile They think you don t like them p 131 Her parents would have said something if they had noticed anything wrong p 137 Shabti had Charles really fooled p 139, takes her place at restaurant dinner out, every day all day It smiles, makes friends, enjoys real life view spoiler Did it find book on magic to break rules and trap Tee in box Tee begs her brother for help Leaving for school, he sneaks back inside, sees her still asleep in bed, her clock set to 5 am, believes He finds book written by Uncle Bass on Egyptian magic, tricks Shabti into bringing back Tee and the box Why does it not just zat out again Charles scratches off bits of letters to ameliorate spell according to uncle s book Their parents disbelieve strange tale, do agree to pay postage for box to Museum in Egypt She can t wait to go to school tomorrow This time it was Charles who choked on a giggle The End p 186 hide spoiler hide spoiler Could raise other Pinnochio Gepetto questions Frankensteiny monster just wants to be real p 182 At first the doll is empty, flesh without a soul, like Dr Who 11 Flesh episodes Is it evil only because it wants to steal the identity of well off child What if it had to survive in slum or war torn remote desert as peasant forced labor

  3. Ann says:

    What would you do if you had your own personal servant Like a personal genie The possibilities are endless I m sure Tee Woodie hates moving from Maine to the SW until one day she finds a parcel Unwrapping the package, she discovers a wooden box with a doll inside and it s from her eccentric late Great Uncle Bass The doll was wide eyed with a stiff, black hairdo topped with a yello cap with wings down the sides and a peak at the front like a bird s beak Her arms were crossed on her chest What would you do if you had your own personal servant Like a personal genie The possibilities are endless I m sure Tee Woodie hates moving from Maine to the SW until one day she finds a parcel Unwrapping the package, she discovers a wooden box with a doll inside and it s from her eccentric late Great Uncle Bass The doll was wide eyed with a stiff, black hairdo topped with a yello cap with wings down the sides and a peak at the front like a bird s beak Her arms were crossed on her chest and from the waist down to her feet, she was carved all in one piece with painted on white mummy wrappings The doll at 1st didn t interest Tee until her brother Charles researches hieroglyphic writings on the Internet She finds out the doll is a magical shabti a wooden mummy figure placed in a tomb to serve the royal dead The shabti is accidentally activated when the heiroplyphics come off the mummy s wrappings and the doll thinks Tee is her princess She suddenly gets some ideas She asks shabti to do her chores, do her hw and even pretend to be her at gym class Life is good except the shabti is starting to look and soundandhuman with each request Even scarier is the shabti is coming out of the box without Tee s commands Did Tee forget to read all the direction that came with the doll She ll need an Egyptian expert Her life depends on it

  4. Katharine says:

    I read this book as a kid and it literally haunted me in the best way into my adulthood This book is perfect for any kid in your life who likes spooky things and or ancient Egypt I m not sure how it reads as an adult because I haven t read it since 4th grade but I still remember being engrossed in this book.

  5. Diane says:

    When the Shabti comes to life, Tee thinks it s great then it tries to take over her life

  6. Sarah Sammis says:

    I have a thing for Egyptian themed books so when I saw The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry at my local library I snatched it up It s about Tee trying to come to terms with being forced to move from Maine to Oasis California There she is given a shabti as part of her inheritance from her late Great Uncle who was an antique dealer specializing in unusual and mystical things.Tee s brother transliterates the hieroglphs on the shabti box well enough to activa I have a thing for Egyptian themed books so when I saw The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry at my local library I snatched it up It s about Tee trying to come to terms with being forced to move from Maine to Oasis California There she is given a shabti as part of her inheritance from her late Great Uncle who was an antique dealer specializing in unusual and mystical things.Tee s brother transliterates the hieroglphs on the shabti box well enough to activate the magic to turn the shabti doll into a living, breathing servant who is at first glance at the beck and call of Tee Tee sees a way out ofthan just the mundane chores of setting the table and washing the dishes The trick is just in teaching the shabti to read and speak English like she does.The Egypt Box has a heavy dose of be careful what you wish for If this book were written for adults Tee would not have fared so well For a chapter book there is a good deal of suspense What was a fun way to get out of chores, PE and homework becomes a potentially dangerous threat.Other Egyptian themed books aimed at younger readers that are worth reading The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Magnificent Mummy Maker by Elvira Woodruff and The Cat in the Mirror by Mary Stolz

  7. Nat says:

    This book was one of the first books my mom and I read together and still one of my all time favorites Tee has just moved into a new house, a new city, and a new life When she finds an Egyptian box in her uncle s attic, her life will change forever The box contains a shabti, a servant put in Egyptian tombs to serve the king or queen When the shabti starts working for Tee, she thinks her life will be easier now But when the shabti starts liking to be Tee , Tee and her brother, Charles, must This book was one of the first books my mom and I read together and still one of my all time favorites Tee has just moved into a new house, a new city, and a new life When she finds an Egyptian box in her uncle s attic, her life will change forever The box contains a shabti, a servant put in Egyptian tombs to serve the king or queen When the shabti starts working for Tee, she thinks her life will be easier now But when the shabti starts liking to be Tee , Tee and her brother, Charles, must find a way to put the shabti in the box forever

  8. Veronica says:

    This was a good book about a girl who awakens a Egyptian Servant and gets her to do everything for her In time she realizes that this servant shabati is trying to be her the shabati locks her in the basement and does other things to stop Lee having a normal life Lee has to find a way to get her life back even if it means that she ll have to go to school and do the dishes The ending is a bit strange To easy.

  9. Melissa says:

    This is an interesting read, about an Egyptian Shabti that comes to life to serve the Princess that it was buried with thousands of years ago A fun twist on history set for a fourth grade level, so I believe I will be reading this with my daughter soon.

  10. Kendra says:

    I found this book to be okay, but nothing special It was very predictable and I thought it could have beensuspenseful and exciting THE EGYPTIAN BOX would probably be suited for about 4th or 5th grade, but not much older Optional.

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