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The Secret of the Sacred Scarab (The Chronicles of the Stone Book 1) by [Fiona Ingram]

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The Secret of the Sacred Scarab (The Chronicles of the Stone Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 326 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 10 - 17 Grade Level: 5 - 11
  • Book 1 of 3 in The Chronicles of the Stone

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"Ingram has crafted a fascinating story of adventure. Ancient Egypt is a topic that captivates most young adults, and Ingram incorporatesinformation about Egypt's modern culture, as well as ancient legend ...teens and tweens ... will appreciate this well-researched adventure." - Whitney Hallberg, for Foreword Literary Review Magazine (USA)

"What a fabulous first book in a planned series from Fiona Ingram ... Ingramimmediately draws the reader in ... it's truly a non-stop adventurestory, and one that boys and girls alike will enjoy. Once I startedreading The Secret of the Sacred Scarab I never wanted to put it down,and I was ready to read it all over again as soon as I was done. If thefirst book in The Chronicles of the Stone series by Fiona Ingram is this superb, I hold out high hopes for future installments." - Cheryl Malandrinos, for Children's and Teens' Book Connection (USA)

"This is one of the most thrilling children's books that I have read in along time. Author Fiona Ingram ... has combined an exciting story thatis filled with adventure and suspenseful mystery to keep the readerturning the pages with a lot of interesting factual information aboutthe history and geography of Egypt." - Wayne Walker, for Stories for Children Magazine (USA)

"It is a rollicking tale, in which the young protagonists have to rely ontheir wits and their courage as they come up against influential crooksout to get their hands on some of Egypt's greatest archaeologicaltreasures ... Pacy and lively, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is thefirst in a projected series." - Margaret von Klemperer, for The Witness (Natal, South Africa)
"It's time to tell the other books on your bookshelf to make room for aclassic in the making! Thrilling, riveting, and packed with action,adventure, and suspense, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is destined for greatness. My 14-year-old son devoured this book with relish and isthreatening to run away to Egypt if I don't get my hands on the sequelssoon!" - Phillipa Mitchell, Founder and CEO, Red Pepper Books (South Africa)

"Fiona Ingram is the master of writing historical fiction for young adults.Her way with wording has you feeling as though you are part of theadventure. Each turn of the page delivers more action, adventure, andhistory. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is a must-read for all youngadults especially young Egyptologists. Fiona Ingram has not only added a brilliant cast of characters but has also included Egypt as one of thecharacters instead of using it as just a backdrop for the story. Truly, a book I would recommend reading. An amazing start to what I'm sure isgoing to be a wonderful series, full of action and adventure." - Angela Simmons, for Review the Book (USA)

"Too often it is difficult to find books that will hold the attention of10-15-year-olds. The lead characters in this book ... will appeal to the focus audience. The boys are intelligent, diligent, and brave. They are excellent role models. Fiona Ingram has not shortchanged the secondarycharacters. They are well developed with personalities and voices oftheir own. The plot is fast paced and action packed. Adults will enjoythis book just as much as preteens." - Debra Gaynor, for Readers' Favorite (USA)

"What a great summer read for tween boys especially. This book has all of the elements that boys would find interesting: boys for the maincharacters, the adventure of Egypt, the mystery behind a sacred scarab,and the action of the chase and kidnapping. Girls will enjoy this bookas well. A byproduct of this book may spark an interest in Egyptianculture and history and what a better way for kids to spend time thanlearning. Great book!" - Mindy Detweiler, for Review the Book (USA) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Back Cover

The men were packing what looked like statuettes and pottery into a straw-filled box. They seemed to be in a hurry because they kept looking at their watches and whispering to each other. Suddenly, the sound of sharp footsteps, boot heels clicking on the stone floor, approached the boys from behind. They just had time to duck behind some boxes on either side of the false doors, where they could hear, but not see, the newcomer. He snapped at the men in Arabic. There was no mistaking that voice--it was Dr. Khalid.

What would happen in the days following would be a whirlwind of events that would prove daunting for both boys as they travel down the Nile and across the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an ancient Egyptian ruler. Join Justin and Adam as they evade their captors and unravel the secrets of the Scarab King. Relying on their wits, courage, and each other, the boys must solve the mystery of the sacred scarab while rescuing kidnapped archaeologist James Kinnaird before their time in Egypt comes to a screeching halt.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Print Length : 326 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publication Date : December 14, 2016
  • File Size : 3573 KB
  • ASIN : B01N7IC8NK
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating fast-paced action adventure
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for guided reading
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