The Trouble with Mummies by Fleur Hitchcock

The Trouble with Mummies

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
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The Trouble with Mummies by Fleur Hitchcock

Probably the first really noticeable thing was Mum coming back from the hairdresser's on Friday afternoon, wearing a small black beard. Sam comes home one day to find his family turning strange - his mum is redecorating using hieroglyphics and his dad is building a pyramid in the back garden. He hopes it's just a weird new fashion... but then the strangeness starts to spread. With the help of his friends Ursula, Henry and Lucy the Goat, Sam must save his town from rampaging Roman rugby players, hairdressers turned cavewomen, and a teacher who used to be a 'basket of kittens' but now wants to sacrifice the Year Ones to the Aztec sun god. As history invades Sam's world, will he be able to keep the Greeks away from the Egyptians and discover the cause of the Mummy madness? WARNING: contains dangerous dressing-up, mild historical violence and prolonged scary humour.


One of Gransnet's 'Best Children's Book of the Year 2013' * Gransnet *

About the Author

Fleur Hitchcock

Born in Chobham, by an airfield, and raised outside Winchester on the banks of the river Itchen, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman under her brother’s bed, and searching for King Alfred’s treasure in the river. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa and graduated with a distinction.

Now living outside Bath, between parenting and writing, Fleur Hitchcock works with her husband, a toymaker, looks after other people’s gardens and tries to grow vegetables.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years


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Hot Key Books

Publication date

1st May 2013



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