Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (Hardcover)

By R. L. LaFevers, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780547390185, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011



In this fourth book in the series, Theodosia sets off to Egypt to return the Emerald Tablet--embedded with the knowledge of some of the ancient world's most guarded secrets. Accompanied by her cat, Isis (smuggled along in a basket), Theo plans to return the artifact, then explore the mysteries surrounding her own birth and oh, yes-- help her mother dig up treasures on her archeological expedition.

But nothing ever works out as planned, especially when a precious treasure appears suddenly, and then just as suddenly disappears . . . When the Serpents of Chaos get involved, Theo finds she's digging up a lot more than she expected

Praise For Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
– A BookSense 2007 summer pick
– Starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly
– A Junior Library Guild selection
– Exclusive audio rights sold to Audible
– Included in Target’s fall ’09 plan-o-gram
– French, German, Polish and Italian rights sold
– Nominated for the Agatha Award (mystery writing) in Best Childrens/Young Adult category
– Selected for Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers (VOYA, 2007)
– Selected as one of the Top Ten Crime Fiction for Youth 2008, Booklist on-line
– A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year 2008

"A sure bet for Harry Potter fans.” – Booklist, starred review

"A perfect blend of mystery and humor.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R. L. LaFevers
– Selected for the Winter 2008-2009 Kid's Indie Next List
– Exclusive audio rights sold to Audible
– Enthusiastically reviewed for the Amazon Vine reading program
– Polish and French rights sold
– A Today Show Holiday Book Pick, 12/12/08
– Nominated for the 2009 Cybils awards
“Clever and exciting, just like the previous book, this also features a layered relationship between Theodosia and her grandmother. Nonstop action in a delightfully English package.” - Booklist
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus (spring ’10)