Mara, Daughter of the Nile

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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 1985
Copyright Date: ©1985
ISBN: 9780140319293
0140319298
Call Number: j MCGRAW
Characteristics: viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

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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.

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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marieparie1123
Aug 29, 2020

ch. 13

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black_lobster_26
May 27, 2020

The first 2 chapters were interesting, then it just fell through the floor in boredom for the rest of the book until the last 3 chapters. Overall, not great, but still not terrible.

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maj14
May 05, 2020

Absolutely LOVE this book!!! It portrays adventure, romance, and loyalty, some things I love in a book. The delightful suspense and plot twists will rivet your attention till the end.

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indigo_horse_600
Feb 03, 2020

the best mix of romance, and spine tingling adventure

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rgesch14
Oct 14, 2018

Read this many times and love it!

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Stypa5
May 10, 2018

I'm 13 years old and this is my favorite book. By far.

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RobinHatton
Jan 23, 2018

Wonderful book!
Beautiful descriptive writing, and a story line that keeps you wondering what will happen next..!?

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Chinderixx
Nov 04, 2016

Short and sweet, this book uses historical figures like Hatsheput and Thutmose in a fictional story. The main character Mara, is strong, cunning, and has trouble controlling what she says. (She reminds me of Mara from Star Wars...) She ends up being a double agent and ends up getting into trouble. (Probably why she shouldn't have gotten into the deception business in the first place). The author describes the settings of each scene so well that I wondered if she had visited Egypt or just did some good research. The love story is just alright but not over the top. The ending was okay, but not how I was expecting it. The author seemed to leave the fate of some of the characters unresolved, and it was like: "What happened to them?" The best part, as always, was that there were no bad words.

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sidster_j
Dec 02, 2014

its a little confusing, then i got the situations. other than that i absolutely love this book. i had to read it for my history class and really gobbled it up. love to my followers,
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jakeandlei
Nov 05, 2013

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.

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Trouble brews in Egypt, both for and against the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, and Mara is caught right in the middle of it. Bought from a former master, Mara is lured with freedom and riches to become a spy for the Queen; later, however, she agrees to spy against the Queen to assist the oncoming rebellion. Mara is forced to deal with dangers, forbidden love, and a dire consequence if she fails to play either side incorrectly.

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LadyofRohan2995
Feb 11, 2010

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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