The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle

  • Pamela Rushby
  • Walker Books
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760651930

RRP: $14.39 (Inc. GST)

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NOTABLES, 2021 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, YOUNGER READERS

A crumbling castle, a moat full of crocodiles, a catastrophe of kittens, and let’s not forget the villains and the mummies! This rambunctious story has it all.

1873 England Orphaned Hattie goes to live with her great uncle and aunt in their crumbling castle in the English Fens. There, Great Aunt Iphigenia hosts flamboyant mummy-unwrapping parties to save her home from ruin – until the mummy supply runs out. On a dangerous search for more, a thousand miles up the Nile, Hattie is haunted by these ancient souls and tries to free them with unexpected consequences. A potent blend of fantasy and history, this rambunctious story has it all!

A potent blend of fantasy and historical happenings are at the core of this extraordinary interface between fact and fiction. ·
From an author who has experienced the remnants of the ancient world first-hand by going on a number of archaeological digs.

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