Friday, November 6, 2009

THE GOLDEN GOBLET, our latest read.....

So, we read The Golden Goblet, by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Honestly, it started out very slow, like many books do. It took some perseverance to press on to the climax of the story. One of the characters was an evil half brother who really mistreated the main character. Their relationship was not one I would pick to exemplify, for this reason I wasn't crazy about the book. You kept getting the feeling that would rather be rid of each other, no matter how. downer. The book did, however, give a good glimpse into ancient Egyptian life. That's what real books are great for, helping you really FEEL the era of time. So, it was an OK book, but there are better ones for learning about ancient Egyptian life. The Cat of Bubastes is one such book, by G.A. Henty. And if you can get your hands on a recording of Jim Weiss's story telling version, I promise you'll really enjoy it!

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