For a lot of ten-year-old boys, there are few people more important than their mother. Especially when a boy is four thousand and ten years old, and his mother has been his only companion for four thousand years. So when grave robbers take his mother from the pyramid where they’ve spent four thousand years waiting for the afterlife, Ramose decides to rescue her.

What does a four-thousand-year-old mummy have in common with a gang of modern day ten-year-old boys? More than you might think! Start with the importance of mother, then add adventures, ping-pong tournaments, and the determination to win at whatever they try, and these guys are a force to be reckoned with! No stinking, mother-stealing snake-in-the-grass has even a ghost of a chance.

This booktalk was written by librarian and booktalking expert Joni R. Bodart.