Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5938-3 $21.95 Two CDs
When orphan Toby Tucker moves into his new foster home, he’s accompanied by his family history, a huge box of torn paper. The always magical Richard Mitchley is a wonderful Toby, and a perfect Egyptian family when Toby meets Seti, the Egyptian pharaoh. Through Seti, listeners learn about various aspects of Egyptology, including mummy making, bartering, farming, and dentistry. When a family feud is resolved, Seti can become an embalmer, and his cousin learns farming, which is what each boy prefers rather than strictly following family tradition. Mitchley perfectly moves between the ancient world and fast-paced modern America. This fascinating story is entertaining and subtly educational. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]
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