Pharaoh's Daughter

Lester, Julius

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Pharaoh's Daughter
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A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

Publisher: Boston : Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2009]
ISBN: 0152066624
9780152066628
Branch Call Number: y LESTER 2009
Characteristics: ix, 182 p. ;,18 cm

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Jun 28, 2013

In its literary aspect, this book was very good. It was well-written, with interesting historical details and realistic, suspenseful personal dilemmas for the main characters. However, as I got deeper into this book, I realized that the message it conveyed was one I do not agree with. Its moral is that, as long as you are being yourself and doing what truly makes you happy, it does not matter what religion or god you follow. The truth is, if you are following a false religion, you will never be truly happy. Only through God can you really "be yourself". Also, I was disappointed in how Moses was portrayed. Yes, he was human, and I liked how this book showed him struggling realistically. However, his service to God was so much more than a way to escape murder accusations or a way to "find himself". In the end, this book is a well-written, insightful, original historical fiction, but it must be read with discernment.

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Dec 22, 2014

indigo_raccoon_15 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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