Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A PLACE IN THE SUN by Jill Rubacaba ✮✮✮1/2

A review by Chloe (3rd grade)

A Place in the Sun by Jill Rubalcaba is about a boy named Senmut, whose dad gets attacked by a cobra. Ooops! Can’t tell you what happens next, ‘cause that would be a spoiler! He goes into a desert with a group of people, and the rest of the book is about what happens to them.

I would say that my favorite character was the head guard, who had the greatest lion’s roar ever. The mother was also a good character—she was really caring. My least favorite character was the cobra. I mean, look at it on the cover of the book! It’s really scary!

The story takes place in Egypt, in the region of Nubia. You know it takes place in Ancient Egypt because of the gods they worshipped and because it is during the reign of Queen Nefertari and Ramses II. When Senmut’s dad was bitten by the cobra, they went to the pharaoh for help, because he was kind and they believed he could help, instead of the hospital, where we would go today.

This was about a pretty good book—I would give it about three and a half stars. I liked this one much more than I liked Casting the Gods Adrift, the the ending was sadder than I wanted it to be. Those who are interested in Ancient Egyptian mythology, like my brother Quinn, would like this book. 

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