Maia of Thebes
Maia of Thebes, 1463 B.C.
Maia of Thebes
Ann Turner
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.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Unassigned

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In "Maia of Thebes," Ann Turner tells the engaging story of an orphaned young girl and her brother who live with their cruel aunt and uncle and are treated more as servants than as family.The boy is studying at The House of Life to be a scribe, for a scribes life is an easy one, filled with clean clothes and plenty of food.Though girls are not allowed to learn to write he secretly teaches his sister the art of writing hieroglyphics, a skill which will eventually save her life.

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