The Mummy at Midnight

The Mummy at Midnight

by Steve Brezenoff, Tiffany Prothero
     
 

Girls have been sleepwalking and then disappearing, all over town. After Maya's class visits the museum, Maya starts to think that the missing girls might have something to do with the new mummy exhibit. But the only way for her to find out is to sleepwalk at midnight.

Overview

Girls have been sleepwalking and then disappearing, all over town. After Maya's class visits the museum, Maya starts to think that the missing girls might have something to do with the new mummy exhibit. But the only way for her to find out is to sleepwalk at midnight.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

In this hi/lo dose of zombie mummies, 10-year-old girls who visit the new Mayan Mummy exhibit at the Metropolitan History Museum are mysteriously disappearing all over town. Fifth-grader Maya Naranjo and her friend Will Perez discover a connection between the museum visits and the unsettling disappearances and devise a plan to investigate. Maya pretends to succumb to the mummy's trance and "sleepwalks" to the museum where she is almost captured by the malevolent ruler of Chichen Itza, who is posing as a security guard. Maya is able to free the mummy's spirit and the missing girls are returned to their families. Prothero's humorous black-and-white illustrations provide comic pauses during tense scenes, a plus for readers who are just delving into horror. Savvy readers will see the holes in the plot and may be frustrated by the unresolved explanation of the mysterious security guard but striving readers will feel triumphant for having conquered a chapter book and a new genre.-H. H. Henderson, Heritage Middle School, Deltona, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434207975
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Shade Books Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Brezenoff is the author ofmore than fiftymiddle-grade chapter books, includingthe Field Trip Mysteries series, the Ravens Pass series of thrillers, and the Return to Titanic series. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, cycling, and cooking. Steve lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Beth, and their son and daughter.

Tiffany Prothero is a freelance illustrator in New York. She graduated from San Francisco's Academy of Art University, with an emphasis in book cover illustration. Along with illustrating for magazines and books, she enjoys taking care of her feral cats and spending time with her partner, Mark.

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