Child of the Morning

Child of the Morning

Book - 1977
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Baker & Taylor
Johnny Dixon, Professor Childermass, and Fergie have a party for Dr. Coote, but suddenly the wind howls and something explodes and they are all battling the fearsome Priests of the Midnight Blood to save Dr. Coote--and themselves.

& Taylor

When thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass try to save the life of the elderly Dr. Coote, they find themselves facing the forces of a menacing voodoo cult

Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1977
ISBN: 0803714629
Branch Call Number: FIC GEDGE
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 24 cm


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Good, though some of the information we know to be dated or outright wrong now. On the strength of the story itself, a solid read.

Jan 09, 2015

I really did like this but I found it to be kind of hard to read. A lot of the things we have learned about Hatshepsut do not line up with this story such as how we now know that she died, and her relationship with her step son. This is an older book though so I do wonder what was known about Hatshepsut then vs now. I did like this book though and all Hatshepsut stories. Personally I like Daughter of the Gods better

Aug 17, 2014

I'm wondering if I've just been reading too much Egyptian historical fiction lately as I have not been all that enthralled by the last few.

My big issue with this story was the main character Hatshepsut. What a completely annoying person. She starts out as a entirely spoiled child and keeps that attitude and personality right until her death. I am pretty positive that a woman in her position would have needed more tact, charm and political astuteness to survive as long as she did as Pharaoh.

Dec 19, 2008

This is the first book in Gedge's Egyptian chronicles, notwithstanding the publication date shown here. It is still one of her best.


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Jan 09, 2015

annabisetia thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

The story of Queen Hatshepsut, the first and only female Pharaoh of Egypt.


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