Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

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by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
     
 

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Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom. In order to gain it, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies - each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt.

Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of

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Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom. In order to gain it, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies - each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt.

Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart, her duplicity is discovered, and a battle ensues in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140319293
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
69,691
Product dimensions:
4.44(w) x 7.13(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 122 reviews.
Cross_Rider More than 1 year ago
I am in 9th grade and an avid reader. I have read many books but this is definitely one of the best. It is very simply written and easy to understand, but the plot is exciting, the writing is vivid, and provides a movie-like experience. It has romance, adventure, and suspense. You feel like you are standing there with the characters. There are inward struggles, and outward battles. There is drama, but not so much that it is inappropriate for younger readers. Definitely a must read.
DogmamaTX More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a kid & read it probably 4 or 5 times. It's a really good story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this story to be most enjoyable! A friend lent it to me and, months later, when I decided to read it as a way to put myself to sleep, I ended up staying up until 2 in the morning reading it! It's easy to follow, entertaining, and just a good, adventurous, romantic tale. The characters, particularly Sheftu, are wonderfully difficult to predict. It's made me more interested in the history of ancient Egypt. I'd recommend it to anyone!
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abbysmom52 More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was 15 and thought it was the most romantic book ever. Sheftu is a great hero and Mara is a stirring heroine. She risks everything for love and freedom. Can't ask for more than that. The fact that I am now 60 years old and vividly remember this book should say a lot. The publish date must mean the republish date because it is a lot older than that.
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"Mara" is one of the best books I've ever read! I've always been a sucker for adventure-romance, and this DEFINITELY hits the mark. Definitely a page turner, with vivid, alive descriptions and deep characters. Great book, must read!
grisaille More than 1 year ago
I found an old hardcover copy of "Mara" in the local library as a teenager. I've always been interested in ancient Egypt, so I sat down to read it right away. This is a terrific romance/adventure, featuring a feisty heroine and noble, honorable hero. Mara and Sheftu are a great couple, and the supporting characters are equally interesting. My only complaint is that McGraw made Hatshepsut into the villain (she was actually a very good Pharaoh). Still, highly recommended to fans of "The Scarlet Pimpernal," "Zorro" and other classic adventures -- but who are looking for a strong female protagonist.
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Scarlett_Grace More than 1 year ago
I love Egyptology, and Archaeology and this is one of my favorite books I read about the time of my heightened interests in them. It is beautifully written, a novel that touches the soul`s need for adventure. In this book you are taken on a wonderful journey to Ancient Egypt in the days of an undecided future where the fate of a kingdom is unbalanced between Queen Hatshepset and her stepson Thutmose III. In a fiction tale we are introduced to the stubborn, fiery Mara, a slave fighting for freedom, and in her story we are taken into the lives of Ancient Egyptians, and the mysterious workings of a dangerous court. Fun, thrilling, and imaginative, Mara: Daughter of the Nile is a must read.
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This Book Is Pretty Fine I Mean There Are Some Parts That Are Not Appropiate But I Don't Hate It I Mean The Book Atracts You With The Strong And Mystical Words. Also Im Egyption Lol
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I am in sixth grade and my class is reading it. Everyone wants to murder Eloise Jarvis McGraw. This is the worst book ever and I definitely don't recommend reading it. I've fallen asleep while reading it, and one time in class we were reading it silently to ourselves and I got so bored I did nothing while I pretended to read. Do not read this book.