Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Gormley, Beatrice.
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1999
IL 5-8, RL 6.0
ISBN 0802851568
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This is based on the story of Moses from the Bible but told from his sister's point of view.  Miriam is the older sister of Moses.  After the pharaoh decrees that all male babies be killed, Miriam arranges for Moses to be found by the pharaoh's daughter.  And she arranges for her mother to be brought to the palace as the wet nurse.  Miriam also lives in the palace.  And she finds that she really loves palace life.  And as she spends more time living the good life, she becomes less concerned about the plight of her own people.  When the time comes for her to make a choice between the palace life and returning to her previous life, Miriam has a very difficult decision to make.
SUBJECTS:     Miriam (Biblical figure) -- Fiction.
                        Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Fiction.
                        Bible stories O.T. -- Fiction.
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