A young girl who pretty much lived in a museum and who fights ancient evil? She is the author of eight books for young readers, including Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, Houghton Mifflin, which received starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Booksense Summer Pick, and nominated for the Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award. Throw in an adventuresome mother, an annoying but clever younger brother and a quick-footed pickpocket, mix in the Cursed Object of all Cursed Objects, add a pinch of world domination and stir with a secret society and you have a delicious, mysterious tale perfect for those young readers looking for something beyond Harry Potter. One person found this helpful. Customers who bought this item also bought. Second, and much more importantly, Theodosia has a fresh, charming, spunky voice that is just wonderful.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I think the best way of describing Theo and her adventures is very much an Amelia Peabody mystery, but much more accessible to younger readers, or in fact all readers, who don’t like their prose to be overly stylized. Theodosia Throckmorton is my new favorite year-old hero. Theo will have to call upon everything she’s ever learned in order to prevent the rising chaos from destroying her country – and herself. Sometimes she feels her parents neglect her to the extreem, but then she she realizes that this neglect is to her best interests. LaFevers , Yoko Tanaka October 23, When I read the book jacket, I was hooked.

When her mother sends an artifact home to their museum, she immediately knows that she must get rid of it before her father or any of the museum workers touched it. Nonstop throckmorgon in a delightfully English package. Unfortunately, neither Theodosia, her parents, the curators, nor her brother and the friendly pickpocket are at all sympathetic characters.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Sneaking behind her father’s back, Theo uses old, nearly forgotten Egyptian magic to remove the curses and pro Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. Unfortunately, Theo’s narrative voice lurches between the diction of an Edwardian child and that of a modern teen.

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Jul 10, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have to admit that I enjoyed this story more than I thought I would.

Her father is the curator of the Museum of Legends and Antiquities. Secret societies and stowaways. I have been delighted by the fact that recent series have elevated girls from secondary to lead roles, but this one has created a particularly charming star.

Using ancient texts and her own ingenuity, Theo routinely cleanses the objects so they can be safely viewed and handled by the museum staff. throckmortno

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There is an employee at the museum she has never trusted. While certain parts of the story reminded me of the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the book, The Red Pyramid, the plot has some unique twists, is original, and has a fun main character.

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Between Indy’s adventures and I’m recalling the Young Indiana Jones made-for-TV films and Christie’s Egyptian-set mysteries, tales about ancient discoveries have never failed to intrigue me. A real eye opener for her. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The ending leaves many questions such as how did the villians escape, why did one’s face get eaten away by sand, did he die, how did the other get his hand out of the wall, and more.

However, Rowling does a better job of fleshing out Potter’s universe in my view. If you love reading about Egyptian mythology and Victorian London, you will love this series.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Yuphs, tentu saja Theodosia yang mengetahui hal tersebut karena ia memiliki kemampuan mvoie Once again Theodosia will theodoska to take on secret societies, evil curses, and dark magic too sinister to imagine, especially if it falls into the wrong hands. Also, Theodosia’s power of seeing the magic on the artifacts is never explained.

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Comic relief comes in the form of a crazed cat who attacks people at the museum after Theodosia accidentally tosses the curse from an artifact into the body of her cat.

I also like that it’s strongly hinted that she has access to magic that most people don’t and that the Egyptian gods and goddesses are watching over her, but that’s not central to her point of view – she knows she has skills and she assumes most people do or she wonders what they do to protect themselves from feeling curses and such. She encounters bad men who would not hesitate to kill her. I would recomment this book to young children, adolescents and those of theodoxia who are young at heart.

I throkcmorton it when I discover a book that is so well-written it spans the genres from middle-grade to adult.

Nigel Bollingsworth, Clive Fagenbush, and the truly contemptible von Braggenschnott. Allies who turn out to be enimies her. And of course it disappears.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Teaming up with the sly and quick-footed pick-pocket, Theodosua Will, and her younger brother, Henry, Theodosia prevents the attempted assassination of a British agent, outwits a group of German thieves, escapes the clutches of her disapproving grandmother, and stows away aboard a ship.

Would anyone rp with me if I did? Other books in the series.