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The mummy at midnight

Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2009.
Physical Description:
73 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Reading Level:
620 L Lexile
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Girls have been sleepwalking and then disappearing and then disappearing all over town. After Maya's class visits the museum, she start to think that the disappearances might have something to do with the new mummy exhibit, but the only way she can find out is if she sleepwalks at midnight.

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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.

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School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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