The Pharaoh's Secret (Hardcover)
Amulet Books, 9780810983786, 308pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
Filled with intrigue and surprises, The Pharaoh's Secret includes Marissa Moss's original illustrations throughout. The novel skillfully weaves history with a personal story full of heartache and family tensions that will entice and enthrall readers. When Talibah and her younger brother, Adom, accompany their father, an academic, to his homeland of modern Egypt on his research assignment, they become involved in a mystery surrounding an ancient, lost pharaoh--a rare queen ruler. Someone has tried to wipe her from the record, to make it appear as if she never existed She needs Talibah to help her and her high priest, Senenmut, reclaim their rightful place in history. Exotic locales, mysterious strangers, and a sinister archaeologist round out an adventure that is full of riddles, old tales, and, most surprisingly of all, a link to Talibah's and Adom's mother, who died mysteriously. F&P level: W.
About the Author
Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia's Notebook series. She lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her Web site at www.marissamoss.com.