The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang ~ Middle Grade Book Review

Book Description: 

The Pharaoh’s Cat, narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, is the story of a free-spirited, quick-witted stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly finds himself with human powers joined to his feline nature.

The cat immediately captures the attention of the seventeen-year-old Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents' death, and is brought to live with him at the royal palace.

The cat also becomes friends with the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that later plague him. He has an enemy in the Vizier—the Pharaoh's uncle and the second most powerful man in Egypt. The Vizier hates him for himself and even more for his relationship with the Pharaoh.

The cat participates in festivities at the royal palace, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. He later accompanies the Pharaoh on a trip through his kingdom, all the while renewing the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspiring him to become a stronger leader.
Between the cat and the Pharaoh a bond of love gradually forms which will determine Egypt's destiny.

The Pharaoh's Cat imaginatively blends Egyptology with comedy, drama, and even time travel--the cat and the High Priest will meet Elena, a resident of the twenty-first century and the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist.

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About the Author:

Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art from the City University of New York, and her artwork has been exhibited in New York galleries. 

She often returns to Italy to visit her family. She has also stayed for extended periods in Bath and London. She loves all animals and is an amateur Egyptologist. Her love of cats and ancient Egypt inspired her to write two novels about them. The Pharaoh's Cat is her first novel. She has almost completed its sequel, The Lady of Mystery.

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I really enjoyed this book. My favourite character is Wrappa-Hamen the cat because when the vizier went to this bull that people would ask a question to like "does the girl i like,like me in return?". When the vizier came Wrappa-Hamen put all the food into the "no" chamber so that when the Vizier ask his question it would be no. My least favourite character was probably the Vizier. His name was Ca-ca mut. I dont really like this character because he try killing Wrappa-hamen. My favourite part is when the High priest named Gato-hamen and Wrappa-hamen met Elena. Because Wrappa-hamen thought in his head, how could so many people fit in the TV when it was playing music. I recommend this book to kids around 9. This book was really easy to follow because I really enjoyed the book it was hard to put down. I give this 5 stars.

This review was written by Parker. 

~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *~


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