Reviews for Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris

Booklist Reviews 2008 November #2
Theodosia, the no-nonsense 11-year-old with an archaeological bent, last seen in Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (2007), once again must take on the secret society that s working its evil ways on Edwardian England. With plenty of missing mummies and ancient Egyptian spells, as well as more mundane problems like a father in jail and a series of untenable governesses, Theodosia has her hands full. Clever and exciting, just like the previous book, this also features a layered relationship between Theodosia and her grandmother. Nonstop action in a delightfully English package. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring
Eleven-year-old archaeologist Theodosia ([cf2]Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos[cf1]) is gallivanting about London, for there is a new mystery afoot: mummies are going missing, and her father is under suspicion. Only Theodosia can bring to justice the secret criminal organization behind it all. The bad guys are a bit two-dimensional, but the plot is lively in a deliciously stuffy Victorian way. Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 December

Gr 4-7--Theodosia Throckmorton is a clever 11-year-old who spends most of her time removing curses from artifacts in the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in pre-World War I England. In Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (Houghton, 2007), she foiled the evil plans of the Serpents of Chaos, a secret society bent on bringing the entire world to chaos. Here, she causes a scene at a formal party when she recognizes a mummy being unwrapped as Mr. Tetley, a member of the Serpents of Chaos who had been missing from his job at the British Museum. Theodosia has more problems when all the mummies from every museum in London are found in the lobby of the museum where her parents work, and the police suspect her father of the theft. Theodosia has to get rid of mummies, curses, and governesses hired by her dreaded grandmother, and thwart the dastardly plan of the Serpents of Chaos. Archaeology and fantasy fans alike will find much to love in this magical tale chock-full of ancient Egyptian artifacts and details. Theodosia's first-person narration is often very funny as she deals with the adults around her, and the plot is quick and multilayered like a well-wrapped mummy.--Samantha Larsen Hastings, West Jordan Public Library, UT

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