The Golden Goblet

The Golden Goblet

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A Newbery Honor Book Winner of a Newbery Honor, an exciting ancient Egyptian mystery! Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith like his beloved father was. But how can he when he is all but imprisoned by his evil half brother, Gebu? Ranofer knows the only way he can escape Gebu's abuse is by changing his destiny. But can a poor boy with no skills survive on the cutthroat streets of ancient Thebes? Then Ranofer finds a priceless golden goblet in Gebu's room and he knows his luck-and his destiny-are about to change. 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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 1 x 1 x 1mm | 203g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140303359
  • 9780140303353
  • 18,506

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 Jarvis 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

7,397 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,222)
4 36% (2,655)
3 23% (1,718)
2 7% (492)
1 4% (310)

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
by Mandi
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