Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Egyptby Patti Wheeler
Gannon and Wyatt might make the discovery of a lifetime, if they can outlast danger in the land of the pharaohs! After winning a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society, Gannon and Wyatt set off on a journey to Egypt. There they study with world-renowned archeologist Dr. Mohammed Aziz, joining him on a quest to find the long lost/b>
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Title: Travels With Gannon & Wyatt - Egypt Author: Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press Published: 1-21-2014 ISBN-10: 160832561X ISBN-13: 978-1608325610 E-Book ASIN: B00HNXEQX4 Pages: 130 Genre: Children's Mystery Tags: Action & Adventure Overall Rating: Excellent Wyatt and Gannon are twin brothers who have applied to and won a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society. A fellowship which is granted to only four students a year. The brothers have totally different personalities. Wyatt is studious, with a scientific outlook and has a maturity beyond his years. Gannon likes pranks, is slightly superstitious, and has a devil may care attitude. Yet each enjoys the adventures and mysteries to be found in life and are not shy about pursuing their passion. Being home schooled they are able to take the month off to explore Egypt. Their father, a sculptor will be staying in Egypt during their time there. Wyatt and Gannon meet the other two students, James from Australia and Serene from Egypt at the airport when Dr Aziz welcomes them and their father upon their arrival. A short visit the next day to the bazaar for souvenirs before they take off to the site, while Wyatt finds all he is wanting, Gannon does not until just before it is time to return to the hotel. A small sop off the beaten path draws him and as he talks to the owner he tells them of their plans to search for Cleopatra's tomb. Asking for something special to buy the man takes them out the back and through a maze of alleys and backstreets to show them his private collection. He hands Gannon a piece of tile and tells them about his grandfather an archeologist who disappeared years before. He tells the boys his grandfather told him it came from Cleopatra's tomb. He gives the tile to Gannon after making him promise to honor the site and history if they should discover it is indeed the final resting place of Egypt's most famous female pharaoh. With curses, poisonous snakes and deadly traps Wyatt and Gannon must travel a perilous path as they work with the Doctor to excavate the site and find proof on whose body resides there. Travels With Gannon and Wyatt: Egypt offers many tidbits about Cairo, Minya and other sites around Egypt. You can imagine the scenes and sounds in your mind and as you close your eyes you can even smell the scents to be had there. With pictures to accent the story to be found peppered through out the novel. This book is a joy for all who read it no matter the age. I found the characters likable and and endearing. I am sure you will as well. Gannon and Wyatt have other adventures as well for you to enjoy. Take a moment to pick up and explore the world with Gannon and Wyatt.