51. The Golden Goblet
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Read aloud to my 13yo daughter as part of Sonlight's Core G
An intense and descriptive mystery told from the perspective of a boy, orphaned in ancient Egypt. Confession - I didn't read aloud the entire thing, my daughter did some of it on her own. But we both enjoyed it! I might get it on audio when it's time to read it with another of my kids.
Funny Quotes from Heqet:
"Though of course we both have our natural beauty, as the hippopotamus said to the rat."
"Fine if it had worked, as the fish said when it tried to talk a walk."