Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll (Kid Detective Zet #1) (Paperback)

By Scott Peters

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781478305705, 116pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/23/2016)
Hardcover (6/17/2019)

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You, who have dug deep and sifted hard for a story to read have unearthed an ancient treasure: a mystery from the dusty ages, when a boy could be a hero and fight for the good of all . . .

12-year-old Zet and his sister Kat love running their family pottery stall. But it's a struggle to keep afloat, now that their father has gone north to fight the Hyksos invaders. When the siblings learn about a valuable scroll that's gone missing, Zet and Kat decide to join forces. If they can find it, they'll win a huge reward for their family. Their problems will be over Little do they know what troubles lie ahead. The chase leads Zet and Kat into the hotspots of ancient Egypt-from stunning temples to the Nile river, through a mysterious land of hieroglyphics, Egyptian gods and mythology, and majesty that the world has never forgotten.

This debut novel in the ancient civilization action-packed Kid Detective Zet series from Amazon best-selling author Scott Peters is a mind-broadening adventure for elementary and middle-grade readers of Rick Riordan, The Hardy Boys, and Conn Iggulden.

Provides a smart step up for readers of Mary Pope Osborne, as it "lends itself to being read by kids moving beyond chapter books." The short chapters provide easy wins for middle school readers and makes it perfect for school reading lists. This is a middle-grade book for boys, a middle-grade book for girls. Popular in kids book clubs and homeschooling. An action oriented tale that's a great way to introduce middle-school youngsters to the world of ancient Egypt. "A big hit in our library, can't keep it on the shelf. Don't miss this must-read " - E. Crow, Librarian

6th grade ELA/SS: "My co-teacher and I have used this book for the past 2 years and the students absolutely love it " Janine Taft. Teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the ancient civilizations facts and geography and appropriate language for Ages 8-14 Grades 3-7 - #1 Amazon best-selling series in Children's Geography & Cultures > Action & Adventure - ACTION. SMART. EXCITING - Packed with Ancient Egypt References - Also available: BOOK 2: MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN AMULET, BOOK 3, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE & BOOK 4, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY - FREE shipping when you get the first 3 books in the series

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About the Author

Scott Peters writes action-filled adventure stories set in ancient Egypt. In addition to writing, the author has created over 300 museum, science center and theme park installations for such places as the Smithsonian, Walt Disney World, Paramount Pictures, and the Washington Children's Museum. Peters also helped design an interactive TV show for the Nickelodeon Channel. "I write the kind of stories I would have loved to have read as a kid, when I was 8, 9, 10, or 11. Mysteries packed with adventure that make a kid feel smart, like he or she is traveling somewhere really amazing and learning neat things in an interesting way--not dry old facts in some textbook, but experiencing it--and solving a puzzle to become a hero at the same time!" Scott Peters runs an ancient Egypt blog that gets over 1,500 visitors a day. Thirsty for a ton of cool facts? Find a treasure trove at Scott's blog: