A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago De Moraes

Publication Date: 6 August 2020

The Blurb

A peril-packed, crocodile-crammed, fun-filled adventure through ancient Egypt!

Being whisked back to 1300 BC certainly wasn’t on Henry’s to-do list. Can he make his way through a new school, odd sports, unexpected friends and deadly pets, Egyptian style? And will he ever find his way back to the present day?

Laugh-out-loud pictures on every page, a riotously funny story, and cool hieroglyphics to crack from talented author-illustrator Thiago de Moraes, author of Myth Atlas.

The Review

As soon as I heard that Thiago was writing and illustrating a fiction series I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I am a HUGE fan of his book, the Myth Atlas, which is one of my most borrowed non-fiction titles, and A Mummy Just Ate My Homework really didn’t disappoint!

Henry is the type of child who much prefers school to the holidays. He loves learning, but never expected his historical research to be quite so in depth…

As he’s thrown back in time, Henry discovers what life in an Egyptian court for a young boy would have been like. Whether it’s classroom lessons, shopping trips, household pets, or meal time, we learn along with Henry as he tries to work out how to get home again. He sees the inequalities of their way of life, with slaves treated like commodities, and girls receiving a different education to boys, unless they’re from a royal household.

A fabulously fun, engaging story with plenty of peril and a fast paced plot, that will entertain and educate. Fascinating facts are deftly woven into the story and the illustrations adding huge appeal to non-fiction readers who are looking for fiction they can get their teeth stuck into, and is likely to inspire curious minds to investigate further.

A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago De Moraes published by Scholastic has a brilliant activity pack available to continue the fun, which can be downloaded here.

Great for fans of:

  • Flyntlock Bones: The Sceptre Of The Pharaohs by Derek Keilty, illustrated by Mark Elvins
  • Hopeless Heroes series by Stella Tarakson, illustrated by Nick Roberts
  • Danny Dingle series by Angie Lake

Huge thanks to Scholastic for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Do make sure you check out Thiago’s Guest Post and all of the other stops on the tour.

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