The Golden Goblet is a children's historical novel by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. It was first The Golden Goblet was retroactively named a Newbery Honor book when the award for runners-up to the Newbery Medal was initiated in the year Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil brother, Gebu, so he can become master goldsmith like their father in this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue. Eloise Jarvis McGraw was an author of children's books. She was awarded the Newbery Honor three. Praise for the Newbery Honor book, The Golden Goblet "Exceptionally vivid, swiftpaced, and stirring."--The Horn Book "An exhilarating story of the arduous.

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The Golden Goblet by Eloise McGraw, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A Newbery Honor Book Winner of a Newbery Honor, an exciting ancient Egyptian mystery! Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith. Visit Scholastic, the world's largest children's book publisher. Whether you need a classic kids book or classroom-proven teaching materials, discover it at.

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This historical fiction novel is about an orphan in ancient Egypt. He desires nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps as a goldsmith but is forced into a life that he despises. A story of suspense and action in which Egyptian life from impoverished hovel to magnificent palace is dramatically portrayed.

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Share your sonlightstories. The Golden Goblet. Add to Cart. PB Pages: Ranofer is happy, because he believes his problems are over. However, that night he learns that Gebu has decided to take him out of the goldsmith shop and make him an apprentice in his own stonecutter shop.

Stonecutting is an ugly, hard job and Ranofer is saddened that he will not be able to fulfill his dream of becoming a goldsmith like his father.

Ranofer works hard and keeps to himself most days.

However, Ranofer likes to wander the city on his lunch breaks because he has no food and nothing else to do. One day Ranofer runs into Heqet. Heqet suggests that they begin meeting at lunch and after work each day. Ranofer agrees.

The two boys eat their lunch by the Nile among the reeds. They are joined by the Ancient, an old man who cuts reed for the shipbuilders. The three of them become good friends and often spend their time talking about their dreams of the future.

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Heqet is told by Rekh to go to the shop of Zau the Master one day to retrieve a tool. Heqet asks Ranofer to go along with him. Once there, Ranofer reminds Zau that he once suggested he would like to take Ranofer on as a student. Zau remembers and agrees to take Ranofer on without charging the same fee he charges all his other students.

However, Ranofer knows he will never be able to convince Gebu to allow him to leave the stonecutter's shop. Ranofer becomes determined to find a way to live on his own so that he can leave the home of Gebu.

Soon after this, Ranofer becomes aware that Gebu suddenly has more money.

Ranofer convinces his friends to help him spy on Gebu and his friends to find out where they are stealing from now. A short time later, Ranofer finds a golden goblet in Gebu's room while he is searching for food. Ranofer soon begins to suspect that Gebu is stealing from tombs. Ranofer follows Gebu and one of his friends into the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings.

There, Ranofer follows Gebu into the tomb of the parents of Queen Tiy through a back tunnel Gebu designed for just that purpose. Ranofer traps them into the tomb, leaves his friends to guard the tunnel, and rushes into town for help. It is the day of the Festival, so Ranofer has trouble finding anyone in town. Ranofer sneaks onto the palace grounds and almost makes his way to the palace before he is caught.

Ranofer is able to convince a friend of the queen's of his story. Ranofer is taken to the queen and is able to convince her his story is true.

Ranofer is later rewarded with new clothes and a new donkey to help him earn the money he will need to live on his own and become a student of Zau the Master. Read more from the Study Guide. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. All rights reserved. Toggle navigation.Ranofer follows Gebu to the burial chamber. His father knew Zau, the master goldsmith well.

The discoverer, James Quibell , assumed that the robbers might have been disturbed in their act, giving the novel an interesting historical sense. I couldn't put it down.

Ranofer runs out of the tomb after extinguishing the robbers' torch and one of the giant steps crumbles, trapping Gebu and his companion Wenamon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Friend Reviews.

Daughter of the Mountains Louise Rankin. At the end of each chapter the author wrote great cliffhangers that made you want to read more.

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