It is the 1930s, decade of some of the greatest monster films of all time. In a sleepy little town, where summers are long and carefree, a great mystery abounds.
Peter is an inventor. All he wants to do is get away from his stepbrothers, who bully and beat him mercilessly. Though his father loves him and his stepmother is kind, both are blind to his situation. And with his father leaving, Peter knows they won’t be restrained from fully rendering him senseless. Petunia is an artist. Her mother taught her how to write in beautiful lettering, with swirls and dips and perfect dots. Now it’s just her and her father, who is deliriously ill. “Tunie” is forced to work for an impatient woman and do double-time for her father’s night shift at the museum. And if she doesn’t get money for a doctor soon, Tunie’s father may die. When both children read about a mysterious kidnapping and discover a live mummy in the museum, they are forced to work together to solve the mystery of what really happened to the kidnapped girl and Horus – before it’s too late.
Written masterfully by Hannah Voskuil, I found this book months ago but never actually got around to reading. When I finally did I found it to be a delight and an enjoyable journey. This entertaining read is sure to spark a child’s interest in all things “mummy.” The book was also good about telling the story from not only Peter and Tunie’s point of view, but also from Horus’. As a reader, I was thrilled with the narrative and engrossed in such a well-told tale. I highly recommend this book for all with a penchant for the historical and mystical.