How to Curse in Hieroglyphics

How to Curse in Hieroglyphics

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Meet Cheryl and Tweed, two 12-year-old girls who are identical twins (just not with each other!), cousins, and best pals. After a mysterious "incident" involving a plane trip when they were very young left both girls orphaned and twin-less, they are raised by their grandfather, the owner/operator of the tumbledown Starlight Paradise Drive-In movie theatre in the middle-of-nowhere town of Wiggins Cross. The girls have bonded closer than sisters through a shared love of B movies and buttered popcorn, and they firmly believe that there must be something more out there in the world than meets the eye. Something ... weird.

They're about to find out just how right they are.

When Dudley's World O'Wonders, a threadbare travelling carnival, rolls into town, the citizens of Wiggins welcome the distraction. But even "Colonel" Winchester P.Q. Dudley, the carnival's shady owner, doesn't realize that among the fake and fabricated "wonders" of his travelling sham-show rests the authentic mummified remains of a young Egyptian princess ... bearing a shockingly real curse!

It's up to Cheryl and Tweed, with their encyclopaedic knowledge of monster movie lore, and their flyboy friend Yeager "Pilot" Armbruster to save the town--and themselves!

Publisher: Toronto :, Puffin,, 2013
ISBN: 9780143184249
Branch Call Number: j LIV NVD
Characteristics: 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Llyr, Jonathan
Burley, Steven


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Hathor Dec 19, 2013

In this funny fast-paced novel, Cheryl and Tweed are cousins who love old monster movies. They hang out at their Grandfather's drive-in theatre. When a carnival arrives in town, they only see it as competition for the drive-in. However, there is something strange about the mummy at the carnival and only they and a couple of their friends believe that the curse it real!
Part of the reason the book is so much fun is the imagination of the girls. They play a game called Action! and this is depicted in the novel using both screenplay text and comic style bands. Highly suggested for everyone. This book is also good for reluctant readers as the story is fun and engaging and the graphics and screenplay help to break up the regular text.

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