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   Mummy, by Caroline B. Cooney  
  Novel, first publication in June 2000
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      Steal a mummy from the museum? Cool, collected Emlyn loves the idea. The mummy, Princess Amaral-Re, is the main attraction in the small city museum, and Emlyn has been fascinated by her since she was a child. Besides, she has always wanted to do something secret... and bad. So she coolly agrees to mastermind the theft when Lovell, Maris, Jack, and Donovan approach her with their plan. But the second part--hanging the mummy in the high-school bell tower for Mischief Night--Emlyn isn't so sure about that.

    Emlyn begins to figure out how to stay in the museum past closing, how to fool the guards, how to outwit the hidden cameras, and what to do with the mummy after she carries it out the door onto the busy sidewalk. But on the night of the theft, in spite of her meticulous planning, step after step goes awry. Emlyn must use all her wits to pull off the heist. Then, in an ironic twist, she finds that the real enemies, the people she must really outwit to save Amaral-Re, are her accomplices.

    Caroline Cooney's many well-crafted thrillers, beginning with The Face on the Milk Carton, continue to delight readers, and Mummy is an especially heart-thumping adventure for her fans. (Ages 10 to 14).

    Source: Patty Campbell,

    Emlyn is a model student and a great athlete - a girl who doesn't seem to have a dark side. But secretly she's always wondered what it would be like to commit a crime and get away with it. When she gets involved in a prank to steal a mummy, everything goes according to plan. Until Emlyn is forced to save the mummy - and herself.

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  • Horror - Terror
  • Mummies
  • Museums - Art Object - Art Market - Antiques Dealer
  • Thieves
  • Thrillers
  • Young Adult (YA) - books for teens

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