The Golden Goblet

The Golden Goblet

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"Ranofer tried the box first. He found nothing there... The chest looked no more promising... There was something dark and curving in a corner, wrapped in a scarp of cotton rag... He tugged it out, jerked the cloth away impatiently and went numb all over with the shock of what he saw. There in his hand lay a gold goblet, he knew it must have been stolen from one of the great tombs in the City of the Dead. Ranofer also knew that in order to win his freedom he would have to prove that Gebu, his greedy half-brother, was the thief. The events that follow will surely excite the adventurous reader.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 120 x 180 x 17.27mm | 199.58g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0140303359
  • 9780140303353
  • 26,039

Review quote

Praise for the Newbery Honor book, The Golden Goblet "Exceptionally vivid, swiftpaced, and stirring."--The Horn Book "An exhilarating story of the arduous fulfillment of a boy's dream . . . We are given a most worthy hero in Ranofer, one who struggles with his own fears and ideals, who smarts under his own cowardice, but who finds the power to rise to his own strength. This plus the vividly detailed setting make the book an excellent choice."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Eloise McGraw

Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915-2000) was a writer for more than fifty years and was the author of more than twenty children's books. She has won many honors and awards for her books, including the Newbery Honor, which she was given for her books Moccasin Trail (1952), The Golden Goblet (1962), and The Moorchild (1997). Eloise Jarvis McGraw died at the age of 84 in Portland, Oregon, on November 30, 2000.
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Rating details

6,422 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 30% (1,902)
4 36% (2,290)
3 23% (1,509)
2 7% (445)
1 4% (276)

Our customer reviews

This riveting book kept my boys and myself in constant suspense! It is an exciting story about a young Egyptian boy who looses his father and he is apprenticed to his wicked half brother as a stone cutter. His passion is to be a gold smith like his father, but he is forced to work under poor and cruel conditions. After many exciting events taking place, the boy discovers that his half brother is a tomb thief. He is faced with a terrible dilemma. This living book is set during ancient Egyptian times and using fictitious characters and real historical events, makes history come alive for young readers. This is one of our favorite books!show more
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