Wrapped

By Jennifer Bradbury; Elissa Steele (Read by)
(Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780307941770)

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

List Price: $37.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history.
Maybe you think this girl is wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.
Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.
Maybe she would like to think that too. Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the verdant lawns of Lord Showalter's estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic atmosphere for the first party of the season. An unwrapping.
This is the start of it all, Agnes's debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society. It's also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn t just a mummy. It's a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.
Get wrapped up in the adventure . . . but keep your wits about you, dear Agnes.
From Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Jennifer Bradbury is the author of the middle grade novel "River Runs Deep" and of several critically acclaimed young adult novels: "A Moment Comes", "Wrapped", and her debut, "Shift"--which Kirkus Reviews called "fresh, absorbing, compelling" in a starred review. "Shift" was picked as an ALA and a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. A former English teacher and one-day "Jeopardy!" champ, she lives with her family in Burlington, Washington.

Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile