An Adventure in Geometry
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805075052, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2005
Matt, Bibi, and their dog Riley crawled through the tiny opening first. FWUMP! A secret door suddenly closed behind them . . .
Matt and Bibi use math to escape from a pharaoh's tomb!
When the Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial site of an ancient pharaoh, Matt and Bibi are locked into an adventure they did not expect. Stuck inside a pyramid with only each other, their dog Riley, and geometric hieroglyphics to help them find their way, the twins must use their math knowledge to solve the riddles on the walls and locate the burial chamber.
Luckily, the two know their stuff when it comes to geometric solids.
Cindy Neuschwander is the author of the Sir Cumference series, and she is also a third-grade teacher. Although she has never been trapped inside a pyramid, she has explored some in Egypt. Ms. Neuschwander lives in California.
Bryan Langdo is the illustrator of Joe Cinders. He is a big fan of mummy movies and lives in New Jersey.
“The illustrations, by Bryan Langdo, are bright and clever, and there’s a straightforward lesson in geometry built into the promise of Egypt. . . . very young Egyptologists will enjoy the archaeological atmosphere.”—The New York Times Book Review