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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis (Book - 1985 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mara, Daughter of the Nile
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The adventures of an ingenious Egyptian slave girl who undertakes a dangerous assignment as a spy in the royal palace of Thebes, in the days when Queen Hatshepsut ruled.
Authors: McGraw, Eloise Jarvis
Title: Mara, daughter of the Nile
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, c1985
Characteristics: viii, 279 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Notes: Originally published: New York : Coward McCann, 1953
Summary: The adventures of an ingenious Egyptian slave girl who undertakes a dangerous assignment as a spy in the royal palace of Thebes, in the days when Queen Hatshepsut ruled.
ISBN: 0140319298
Branch Call Number: j MCGRAW
Subject Headings: Egypt History To 332 B.C. Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Authors, American
LCCN: 85000567
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The adventures of an ingenious Egyptian slave girl who undertakes a dangerous assignment as a spy in the royal palace of Thebes, in the days when Queen Hatshepsut ruled.


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Nov 05, 2013
  • jakeandlei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is my favorite book. I have loved it since I was 12 years old. I have read it every summer for 20 years. I even read the whole story out loud to my husband on our honeymoon. I wish they would make a movie of this. Oh yah, I named my first child Mara too.

May 28, 2013
  • karahclover rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was a nice book. lovely tale when you crave something to read set in ancient Egypt. I really wanted to read this after I went and saw a bunch of Egyptian artifacts in a museum. But back to the book, it was okay but nothing amazing. it took me a awhile to get through, but it was pretty good.

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

3rd....no 2nd worse book i have read

Dec 13, 2012
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book was OKAY, but I wouldn't recommend it, nor read it again.

I also thought it weird that after the book ended, my copy picked up in the middle of the second last chapter and continued until the story had finished again! Word for word the same ending all over again.

Jun 07, 2012
  • GillPower rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I TOTALLY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Egyptian setting, romance, action, suspense, betrayal all in one!!! In the beggining it wasn't that interesting but as it slowly progressed towards the end, it was the best book ever!!!! I highly recommend everyone to try and read this entire book and you'll for sure love it. :)

Apr 03, 2012
  • Tam_Girl12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I did not understand the begging but other then that it was a great read and I enjoyed it vary well.

Feb 09, 2012
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOOOOVE this book! Mara is a slave, hired as a spy by two enemies and falls in love with one... I read it for school once and just love reading it over and over!
This is totally one of my favorite books EVER!

Dec 17, 2011
  • Lucinda08 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My all time favorite novel!!!!!five HUGE stars!

Nov 10, 2011
  • MamaR rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Book! 5 stars out of 5!
The story of an egyptian slave girl who is bought by a man who hires her as a spy. If she succeeds-her freedom. If she fails-death. Mara thinks her new job is relatively easy and luxurious compared to her last.
Unfortunately for Mara, her natural curiosity gets her in trouble.
Through an unexpected turn of events involving a mysterious and handsome nobleman, Mara finds herself caught between two great forces. At first, she is only interested in playing both sides against eachother to her own benefit, but as the coming battle emerges she realizes that one side is in the right and the other is in the wrong. She must choose between freedom and a kingdom under a heavy weight, or death and a kingdom under an enlightened reign.

Sep 23, 2011
  • Grace_Kalman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was my favorite book for a looooooong time. At least three years, which is long for me. It is still one of the first books I recommend to anyone who asks. I first read it for school--well, it was supposed to be a read-aloud and I was bored--and I have read it so many times since that I can finish the sentence before I turn the page. In my mind, Sheftu will always be Sheftu-he-was-a-cook-also because of my father's amazing skilz for renaming things and people. Which I have inherited. Bwah-ha-ha-ha!
OK. Sorry.

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Feb 11, 2010
  • LadyofRohan2995 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mara is a slave, whose talents for reading and stealing get her beaten more often then not. They also attract the attention of one of the Queen’s advisors, who sees how he might use her as a spy. Determined to do anything for her freedom, Mara accepts the job. But while traveling to the royal city, she falls in with the mysterious noble, Sheftu. Catching her sneaking, he gives her a choice: work for him or die. At first unconcerned with anything except advancing her position by playing both sides, Mara soon discovers two very different forces struggling of the control of Egypt, each determined to destroy the other. Any neither will hesitate to kill her if her duplicity is discovered.

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