Motel of the Mysteries

Written By David Macaulay
Motel of the Mysteries
  • Publsiher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 11 October 1979
  • ISBN : 0547348622
  • Pages : 96 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 10 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Motel of the Mysteries by author: David Macaulay which was release on 11 October 1979 and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with total page 96 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people—us—in a wry satire that is “a marvel of imagination and . . . wonderfully illustrated” (The New York Times). It is the year 4022, and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist, is crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site when he feels the ground give way beneath him. Suddenly, he finds himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, is clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one laid to rest on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber. These dramatic discoveries give Carson all the clues he needs to piece together the entire civilization—which he gets utterly wrong. The acclaimed author and illustrator of Castle and Pyramid, David Macaulay presents a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek satire of both historical presumption and American self-importance.

Motel of the Mysteries

Motel of the Mysteries
  • Author : David Macaulay
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1979-10-11
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people—us—in a wry satire that is “a marvel of imagination and . . . wonderfully illustrated” (The New York Times). It is the year 4022, and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a ...

The Old Motel Mystery

The Old Motel Mystery
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : The Boxcar Children offer to help Aunt Jane's friend, Kay, fix up her run-down motel....

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Open and Unabashed Reviews on Motel of the Mysteries
  • Author : Chris Bressing
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-02
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Motel of the Mysteries." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting ...

Investigating Artifacts

Investigating Artifacts
  • Author : Katharine Barrett,Lincoln Bergman,Gigi Dornfest,Carolyn Willard,Linda Lipner
  • Publisher : Gems
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : In these creative and involving activities for grades K-6, children learn the role masks and myths play in Native American and other world cultures, then get a hands-on introduction to how archaeologists and anthropologists investigate the past. In addition to widening cultural understanding, these activities enable students to refine science ...

The Old Motel Mystery

The Old Motel Mystery
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1991-12-01
  • Total pages : 121
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : Someone is trying to put Aunt Jane's motel out of business, but the Alden children aren't going to let that happen....

Mystery and Detection

Mystery and Detection
  • Author : Jerry D. Flack
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : Suggests educational activities for gifted students based on reading mysteries...

Heartache Motel

Heartache Motel
  • Author : Terri L. Austin,Larissa Reinhart,Lyndee Walker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : THREE TIMES THE FUN AND MYSTERY... Elvis has left the building, but he's forever memorialized at the Heartache Motel. Filled with drag queens, Rock-a-Hula cocktails, and a vibrating velveteen bed, these three novellas tell the tales of three amateur sleuths who spend their holidays at the King's beloved home. DINERS ...

Murder at Mabel s Motel

Murder at Mabel s Motel
  • Author : G. A. McKevett
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : Stella “Granny” Reid’s youth wasn’t the only thing changed by time in tiny, nondescript McGill, Georgia. Except even back in the 1980s, the Southern town still had a way of attracting downright dubious characters—some with a talent for murder. As quirky as McGill’s residents can be, ...

The Vampire Mystery

The Vampire Mystery
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner,Robert L. Papp
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : The Aldens meet Mr. Hudson, a local author who is best known for his novel about a vampire. But rumors of a real vampire are going around town - a vampire who haunts the graveyard behind Mr. Hudson's house! But since vampires don't exist, the children soon realize that someone ...

The Finders Keepers Mystery

The Finders Keepers Mystery
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : The Alden's neighbor, Lina, thinks there's treasure hidden in her attic and she wants the Boxcar Children to help her find it. Of course, the children are eager to help search—but it appears they aren't the only ones looking for the treasure....

The Mystery of the Mummy s Curse

The Mystery of the Mummy s Curse
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : The Greenfield Museum's new attraction is a 4,000-year-old mummy. The Aldens are helping the museum curator set up the exhibit and learning about life in ancient Egypt. But ever since the mummy arrived, nothing has gone right for the museum....

The Mystery Girl

The Mystery Girl
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : The Aldens spend their vacation in Elmford and get jobs at the old general store! But the girl they work with won’t answer any questions about herself. What is she hiding?...

The Candy Factory Mystery

The Candy Factory Mystery
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : When Grandfather's friend Mrs. Winkles needs some extra workers at her candy factory, the Boxcar Children are thrilled to help. What could be more fun than spending their days making candy? But working in the factory isn't as sweet as they expected....

The Mystery of Alligator Swamp

The Mystery of Alligator Swamp
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : The Aldens are down south in Louisiana bayou country, visiting an area that has come to be known as Alligator Swamp. They're enjoying their time, but something odd is going on. Could it be the ghost of Gator Ann—a long dead alligator—has come back?...

The Soccer Mystery

The Soccer Mystery
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0547348622
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Summary : Someone is causing trouble for the Boxcar Chidren's soccer league....