Book of the Dead (TombQuest, Book 1) (Hardcover)

By Michael Northrop

Scholastic Inc., 9780545723381, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

List Price: 12.99*
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Description

Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients--the Death Walkers--are also brought back to life.



An ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world . . . even if that means going head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years.



Read the New York Times bestselling book, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through!


About the Author

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection and an NPR Backseat Book Club pick. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.


Praise For Book of the Dead (TombQuest, Book 1)

Praise for TombQuest Book 1: Book of the Dead:



A New York Times Bestselling novel



"Like a preteen Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, Alex and Ren make a compelling duo, and Northrop balances pathos and action effectively to engage readers. Funny and smart, Alex and Ren are excellent companions for this fast-paced and scorpion-filled ride."-- Kirkus Reviews



"A thrilling adventure rich in Egyptian mythology and magic. . . . Sure to be a blockbuster." -- Booklist



“Nonstop action . . . reluctant readers will enjoy the fast-paced story and the accompanying interactive computer game, and they will look forward to future installments.” -- Voice of Youth Advocates

"The plot moves quickly and will appeal to reluctant readers looking for adventure [and] danger." -- School Library Journal