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e-Book Maia of Thebes, 1463 B.C. download

by Ann Turner

ISBN: 0439652235
ISBN13: 978-0439652230
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; 1st edition (April 1, 2005)
Pages: 176
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subategory: For Kids

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This item:Maia of Thebes, 1463 . In short, Ms. Turner gives us a memorable character, with human flaws, but with great human dignity, that any parent could draw analogies of how they want THEIR son/daughter to behave if found in a similar situation.

This item:Maia of Thebes, 1463 . I certainly noted the & elements in the story, but they didn't bother me; what is children's fiction, anyway, but an entr?e into the real world, without all the sorrow, sin, and evil that will later plague us all?

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Maia and her brother, Seti are orphaned when their parents caught 'the fever' in 1463 .

The intrigue and mysticism of ancient Egypt comes to life in Ann Turner's spectacular addition to The Life and Times series. Maia and her brother, Seti are orphaned when their parents caught 'the fever' in 1463 . They come to live with their Aunt Nebet and Uncle Hay, who are neither loving nor accepting. She is treated as a servant, but Seti is more favored because he is learning to be a scribe at the palace.

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Leap into the ancient world in renowned author Ann Turner's exciting addition to the Life and Times series. Maia of Thebes, 1463 B. I certainly noted the & elements in the story, but they didn't bother me; what is children's fiction, anyway, but an entr?e into the real world, without all the sorrow, sin, and evil that will later plague us all?

Leap into the ancient world in renowned author Ann Turner's exciting addition to the Life and Times series. Maia's story is filled with action, adventure, and all the drama of life in ancient Egypt.The intrigue and mysticism of ancient Egypt comes to life in Ann Turner's spectacular addition to The Life and Times series. In the time of the Pharoah Hatshepsut's rule, the Egyptian days could pass as slowly as the Nile's lazy waters, or as quickly as the Nile's rising floodwaters.Maia and her brother are orphaned and living with a cold, judgmental aunt and uncle in Thebes. Searching for a way out of their house, Maia pleads with her brother, Sethnet, who is learning to be a scribe, to teach her how to write. He agrees, and this is to be her saving skill.
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Ynye
Maia is a young woman living with her Aunt Nebet and her Uncle Hay after the death of her parents. In all truth she is little more than a glorified servant. The only thing she has worth anything in her life are the clandestine sessions she shares with her brother, Seti, in which he teaches her the hieroglyphs she would learn if she were training like him to be a scribe. Maia wants to be a scribe more than anything, for it is an important position in Egyptian society and puts a person in a favored place among the rulers. Under the current reign of Hathshepsut it is illegal for women to be scribes, even though the country is ruled by a woman.

One day two things happen to change Maia's life. In the market she encounters a young girl attacked by a monkey named Meret and her mother Nefert. Maia helps the two but unconsciously makes the sign for certain words that go very noticed by Nefert, who thinks originally that Maia is spell casting. Later Maia is woken by her Uncle and she realizes that he is stealing grain from the temple he is a priest at. Horrified by this knowledge she confesses this at a festival that she attends and her life is thrown into chaos. Luckily she finds herself helped by Nefert, who takes her in as her daughter and then is delighted when her suspicions are confirmed when Maia admits she was being trained to be a scribe. It seems as if Nefert has plans for Maia's talents, but will Maia be able to see her Uncle be brought to justice, without any harm being caused to her brother?

This is one of those books I should have enjoyed, but fell just a tad short of my expectations. It is historical fiction in a loose context, and I usually enjoy that genre. But in this case I never got that into it. Maybe the characters are flat, maybe it's the story... in which not a lot every really happens.... Maybe it's the tiny bit of info given about Egypt during the reign of Hathshepsut... whatever the flaw is I can't quite pinpoint it, but it definitely makes this fall short of perfect. I guess I was also surprised that Maia was taken in by Nefert, who treated her kindly but with an attitude like she was another servant in the house. I never bought the whole "second daughter" "second mother" bit. Nefert always seemed like she was using Maia or had some ulterior motive planned, but this suspicion never came to fruition. So, if she had no reason to be devious why was she written that way? Is that the author's way of implying superiority because of her noble status over Maia? Well, if that's the case, mission accomplished, but it does seem as if she implied this behavior for a story that was never realized. Meanwhile, Maia is barely a sympathetic character. She was very flat, and the single burning desire to be a scribe is never something that makes her real. For one thing, she doesn't improve as a scribe from the beginning of the book to the end, as her brother and her never have any more lessons from the onset of the story... yet at the end she somehow qualifies as a scribe worthy of the queen's notice. There is also the issue of the "Gods" speaking through her that implies a touch of fantasy, but seem out of place in this otherwise non-fantastic narrative.

Overall, I give this three and a half out of five stars. If it was any lower I would have had a hard time finishing it.

Forcestalker
I am a burgeoning HS parent. I was looking for read-aloud historical fiction for my first and second graders, as we begin the study of Ancient cultures, Egypt, Rome, and Greece. I found this book in the Public Library, and pre-read it.

I found it a much less problematic offering for a parent (with convictions about what a child should know of the world at too early an age) than a comparable novel, The Golden Goblet, which is recommended in other HS 'lists.' While this book also seems to follow the modern dysfuctional literary penchant for a main character coming from tragedy and familial dysfuction- (Maia and her brother are orphans) could you folks not write- for ONCE- about a NORMAL family, where there is a father, mother, sibling, and dog/cat/horse, etc.? Sheesh!!!- the author skillfully blends in the feelings of ancient Egypt; it's heat, it's cultural beauty (as well as it's pagan oppression) it's animistic religion, and a host of good character qualities as well!!

I found this book to be uplifting, and to posit what it means to have convictions- even when they need to be modified, in order to save the life of someone- which is refreshing from either situation ethics (what is good, is what is good..for you) or a narrow legalism (one must always do what is right...no matter what).

In short, Ms. Turner gives us a memorable character, with human flaws, but with great human dignity, that any parent could draw analogies of how they want THEIR son/daughter to behave if found in a similar situation. I certainly noted the `cinderella' elements in the story, but they didn't bother me; what is children's fiction, anyway, but an entr?e into the real world, without all the sorrow, sin, and evil that will later plague us all? I have read the other reviews on this series, but am withholding judgment until I can read them myself. Since Scholastic has given us novels set during the three areas most SOTW/CHOW historical approaches to learning cover, (Egypt, Rome, Greece) I would hope that the other books in this series are up to Ms. Turner's level of writing, character development, and ease of entry into another time, another world. I would encourage Scholastic to give Ms. Turner another historical topic to write on- one that is overlooked for children of this age range, and to avoid any possible PC garbage- this is a distinct 'turn-off' for many HS parents.(Oh yes, there is some 'this is not what a woman should do' in this book- Maia knows (gasp!) how to write!!!!- but that is minor, considering the fact that women do that sort of thing today, and neither the West, nor the Founding Fathers seemed to view an illiterate female population as an asset (LOL) contrary to some feminazis in academia today.... She (Turner) deserves another title in the series!

Goldendragon
It is 1493 B.C. and Egypt is a thriving empire under the rule of a female Pharoah, Hatshepsut. It is during this time that Maia lives, in the major city of Thebes. However Maia's life is cruel and harsh just like the waters of the Nile when it floods. Her and her brother were orphaned and left to live with their uncle and aunt. Maia's life is full of hardship as her uncle and aunt treat her poorly and constantly berate her. Maia knows she must find a way out before her life is ruined. She secretly pleads with her brother, Sethnet, to teach her how to read and write since he is studying to be a scribe. Sethnet finally does agree and the course of Maia's life is dramatically changed as she will use this new skill to her advantage and finally escapes Thebes and her unwelcome uncle. This book was a good edition to the Life and Times Series. Ann Turner has always been good at writing historical fiction and this book was another classic Ann Turner book. She successfully brings to life the daily working of Ancient Egypt and the intrigue that goes along with that era. Will be a good read for fans of the series.

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