Written by Scott Peters
Category: · Children’s Books · History

You, who have dug deep and sifted hard for a story to read, have unearthed an ancient treasure: a mystery from the dusty ages, when a kid could be a hero and fight for the good of all . . .

12-year-old Zet tries to visit his best friend, Hui, who’s a student apprentice at a famous jewelry workshop. To his surprise, the scary guard won’t let him in! Is Hui in danger? When Zet receives a valuable amulet, he knows it’s a secret message–but what does it mean? Zet and his sister Kat will stop at nothing to make sure their friend is safe. The clues lead the siblings through the hotspots of ancient Egypt—from the Nile river to the narrow streets of Thebes, through a mysterious land of hieroglyphics, Egyptian gods, mythology, and majesty that the world has never forgotten.

Provides a smart step up for readers of Mary Pope Osborne, as it “lends itself to being read by kids moving beyond chapter books.” The short chapters provide easy wins for middle school readers and makes it perfect for school reading lists. This is a middle-grade book for boys, a middle-grade book for girls. Popular in kids book clubs and homeschooling. An action oriented tale that’s a great way to introduce middle-school youngsters to the world of ancient Egypt. “A big hit in our library, can’t keep it on the shelf. Don’t miss this must-read!” – E. Crow, Librarian

6th grade ELA/SS: “My co-teacher and I have used this book for the past 2 years and the students absolutely love it!” Janine Taft. Teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the ancient civilizations facts and geography and appropriate language for Ages 8-14 Grades 3-7 | #1 Amazon best-selling series in Children’s Geography & Cultures > Action & Adventure | ACTION. SMART. EXCITING | Packed with Ancient Egypt References | Also available: BOOK 2: MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN AMULET, BOOK 3, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE & BOOK 4, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY | FREE shipping when you get all 4 books in the series!

Shelve under: modern classics, books for boys, books for girls, books for kids age 9 – 12, books for middle grade, books for boys 9 – 12, funny exciting stories for kids, Diary of a Wimpy Kid readers, reluctant readers, 5th grade, travel with kids, Mr Lemoncello’s Library, Hardy Boys, Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, appropriate books for kids, librarian-approved.


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