Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 01 Sep 2022
ISBN: 9781788009652
Size: 290 x 217 mm
Length: 48 pages

British Museum: The Curse of the Tomb Robbers (An Ancient Egyptian Puzzle Mystery)


Learn how to read hieroglyphs in this compelling puzzle adventure story, publishing 200 years after the Rosetta Stone was deciphered! Written by award-winning author Andy Seed, in consultation with experts at the British Museum, and sumptuously illustrated in colour by highly acclaimed artist James Weston Lewis.

When ancient Egyptian friends, Nub and Iteti, overhear a gang of tomb robbers plotting to raid Queen Neith’s tomb, they set off on a quest to stop them. But there are lots of clues and puzzles to solve along the way, from a suspicious list of hieroglyphic words found in the marketplace to a confusing maze across the River Nile. Will they get there in time to stop the robbers unleashing a terrible curse? And who was behind the evil plot all along?

With breathtaking artwork, fascinating facts about ancient Egypt and a fold-out guide at the back of the book which explains how to read hieroglyphs and contains an easy-to-use hieroglyphic dictionary, this is the perfect book for children who love history and hair-raising adventures.

Featuring hieroglyphic messages, mazes, logic puzzles and more, children will enjoy immersing themselves in ancient Egypt and taking part in the story.

A page of solutions is included at the end of the book.

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“This hybrid approach allows the best of both worlds, fact and fiction, to take children on an exciting journey into the past to experience what life was like in this remarkable culture.”

Armadillo Magazine

“This clever picture book aimed at older primary readers combines an adventure story with a series of hieroglyph codes to crack, with a comprehensive fold-out guide to hieroglyph meanings and letters at the back of the book.”

– BookTrust

“A brilliant educational, fun, interactive book with clues, challenges and activities throughout.”

Creative Steps Magazine

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