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Publisher's Summary

A Newbery Honor winner!

Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil brother, Gebu, so he can become master goldsmith like their father. Young listeners will love this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue.

©1985 Eloise Javis McGraw (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • EmilyK
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 04-10-13

Suspense in Ancient Egypt -- Fun and Eudcational

What did you love best about The Golden Goblet?

My 10 year old reluctant reader son loved this book. I thought the narrator was great and I was happy to listen along. My son was disappointed it wasn't part of a series. The added plus was that it was educational and got him excited about Ancient Egypt.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Golden Goblet?

There are many exciting moments -- enough that it was too absorbing to listen to at bedtime.

What does Charles Carroll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent narrator for both children and adults to listen to. There are unfamiliar names and places in the book, due to its setting in Ancient Egypt, and I could imagine my son being frustrated with that if he had to read it without benefit of the audio. As it was, the names were handled so naturally it wasn't a barrier.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was a very uplifting book by the end.

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A wonderful, enthralling read!

We read this as part of our Ancient Egypt studies. The story was exciting and adventurous. A great read!

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Kids like it

My 8 year old daughter said, "I wish it was longer!" The 6 and 10 year old enjoyed it also.

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Egypt lovers, read this book!

I read this novel with my class every other year. It was the only one for which I did not have an audio version. With great gusto, I began to play this version to my class. It didn't take long to realize that the fantastic story line was being buried underneath the narrator's repetitive pattern of emphasis in each sentence, no matter the content. I ended up reading the story to them myself, as I have other years. The book is fantastic, just read it the old-fashioned way. Audible, I would love for you to record this one with a different narrator. Love the story.

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Rare gem of a story

Written in the 60's, this is a great book on ancient Egypt. Details of the time period is quite accurate. Depiction of everyday life of a ten year old boy growing up alone, vulnerable yet able to hold on to what is right & honorable. Good narrator.

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Enjoyable and Informative

Loved reading this with my 11-y-o daughter. It integrated well with our ancient history homeschool studies, and with Classical Conversations Cycle 1. It spurred insightful discussions about standing up to injustice and cultural distinctives of Egyptian culture of that day contrasted with our modern values. Very engaging performance.

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It's great

I read this for school and I thought that this book was great for listening to.

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slow at first

this book starts out slow but it's a really good story about real life in ancient Egypt. by the 3rd chapter my kids and I were all in.

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love it

you will love this book. u need to read the book. ive read it 3 times.












do u know what the most beautiful thing in the world is? read the first word.

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I wish I could read like this narrater.

It was so nice to have be read since I couldn’t pronounce most of the names of the people in this story! I was supposed to read for our kids, but it sure made it nice to listen with them. Thank you so much for doing my work!!!