Nice, clean copy of first edition, first printing. Inscribed by author on half title page. Binding and pages are clean and crisp; minor bumping to spine tail end. DJ is fine with almost no wear. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Resigned to her fate as consort of the god Amun, 14-year-old Princess Meret prepares to be confined in a temple for the rest of her life, with only a statue of the ugly goddess Taweret for company. Meanwhile, a young Greek soldier Hector determines to save her from that fate in the hopes of winning her love. And when the magical statue of the goddess disappears, it is the lowly shopsweeper Bata who finds it. When the three meet and join forces in a desperate race across the desert, they find that the very security of Egypt is at stake. Although only Bata knows the secret of the statue’s powers, the wry and long-suffering goddess uses all her wisdom and humor to guide the young people in their quest. With its fast-paced plot, exciting adventures and escapes, and hint of romance, the stories of these three very different young people who come together in ancient Egypt make this a book that appeals to boys and girls alike.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8-Princess Meret, only 14, has been promised by her father, the Pharaoh, to be the next Divine Wife of Amun, in order to save his kingdom. He has commissioned a statue of Taweret, protector of women, to accompany her and keep her safe. Meret does not want to leave her father, and she has recently developed a crush on a young Greek soldier, Hector. When the master who is crafting the sculpture suddenly falls ill, his dying words instruct Bata, his errand boy, to finish his work. The lives of the three young people become intertwined when Bata tries to find the princess in order to take the statue to her, Hector decides to follow his love, and Meret is kidnapped by soldiers. The teens are guided and aided by Taweret, who magically comes to life from her stone statue. Mystery, adventure, ancient religion, and romance all figure into this fictional re-creation of the Persian takeover of Egypt in 525 B.C.E. Marston alternates the voices of the male and female characters. Accurate historical details with only an occasional lapse into modern language combine with a fast-paced story and interesting characters. The devotion to statues and the pantheon of ancient gods may confuse readers unfamiliar with mythology, but all in all, this is a decent story for budding Egyptologists.
Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Título: The Ugly Goddess
Editorial: Cricket Books
Año de publicación: 2002
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Cricket Books, 2002. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP9383399
Descripción Cricket Books, 2002. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP91861663
Descripción Cricket Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2803354772
Descripción Cricket Books. Estado de conservación: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería E18B-00399
Descripción Cricket Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0812626672 MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. NEW NEVER USED - EXPERIENCE AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE - WE SHIP DAILY. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0812626672ZN
Descripción Cricket Books, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0812626672
Descripción Cricket, USA, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. Some wear on jacket edges. Otherwise in very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 002856
Descripción Cricket Books, Chicago, 2002. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. First printing. The spine is slightly slanted. One leaf has a small corner crease. Otherwise a fine, unmarked copy. The dust jacket has a touch of wear at the spine ends and some shallow scratches. The price is present on the front flap. Nº de ref. de la librería 006945
Descripción Cricket Books, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020812626672
Descripción Cricket Books, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería P010812626672