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Miriam is only a tenant farmer's daughter in ancient Egypt, but she has a rare gift. When danger threatens her family, using the Gift draws Miriam and her baby brother Moses into Pharaoh's palace. At first homesick for her village, she soon begins to enjoy the luxuries of the palace. Miriam finally has the chance to become important in Pharaoh's court--if she gives up her Gift and her true self.
Though brief biographies of biblical characters abound, young readers are rarely provided with fully realized portraits of key religious figures. Gormley's (Ellie's Birthstone Ring) innovative work of historical fiction offers an accessible look at the life of Miriam, Moses' older sister. The author weaves the contemporary political and geographical setting into her story and explains the tension between the Egyptians and the Hebrews during the reign of Ramses the Great. In this entertaining expansion of biblical events, Gormley describes Miriam's feisty spirit and resourceful, respectful ways. The heroine's emotions are nearly palpable when she saves her baby brother's life by sending him sailing among the rushes and into the arms of Pharaoh's daughter, Princess Bint-Anath. Gormley's novel not only imparts many interesting details but may well send children back to the original Bible passages that were its inspiration. Ages 9-14.