The Day of the Djinn Warriors (Children of the Lamp Series #4)

The Day of the Djinn Warriors (Children of the Lamp Series #4)

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by P. B. Kerr
     
 

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From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author P. B. Kerr, comes the fourth volume in this exceptional, imaginative adventure series about a brother and sister who discover they are djinns.

Djinn twins John and Philippa are off on another whirlwind adventure that takes them around the globe and into unknown worlds. And it's a race against time as they attempt to

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From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author P. B. Kerr, comes the fourth volume in this exceptional, imaginative adventure series about a brother and sister who discover they are djinns.

Djinn twins John and Philippa are off on another whirlwind adventure that takes them around the globe and into unknown worlds. And it's a race against time as they attempt to rescue their mother from her fate as the Blue Djinn of Babylon. An aging curse has been placed on their father and if the twins are gone too long, he'll rapidly become an old man.

Meanwhile, museums all over the world are reporting robberies of valuable jade from their collections, as well as bizarre hauntings.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Some authors run out of ideas before they complete their series. Sequels become formulaic or rerun some of the same material from earlier works. This cannot be said for P. B. Kerr, whose fourth book in the "Children of the Lamp" series is as novel in subject matter at the first three. Layla Gaunt knows that her children will be determined to stop her from becoming the unfeeling, purely logical Blue Djinn. So before she leaves for Babylon to fulfill that commitment, she casts a "Methusaleh" binding on her husband. According to this spell, if the children leave him, he will experience rapid aging. The problem is, the children are not actually there when she casts the binding. By the time they return, their poor father is in pretty bad shape. Through the help of their Uncle Nimrod and their friend Mr. Rakshasas, they quickly identify a way around the binding's restriction, but it causes one twin to pass the djinn powers to the other and one to leave a body behind and move in the spirit realm. As the twins and their mentors work to reunite the intended-Blue Djinn, Faustina, with her body so that she can take Mrs. Gaunt's place in Babylon before the thirty-day transformation is completed, the action occurs on two planes: terra firma and the spirit world. It also tends to occur in two locations, as the djinn split up, with one team heading out to find Faustina's body while the other seeks her spirit. In the course of their activities, they discover turmoil in the spirit world, theft at the world's leading museums, and hijinx by Faustina's brother Dybbuk. All of this adds up to an almost incomprehensible danger. This is a fast-paced, intriguing read. Readers will thrill at the return ofcharacters such as Groanin and Finlay, as well as the arrival of new characters, including Marion Morrison and Marco Polo. Highly recommended. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439932165
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Children of the Lamp Series , #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
208,822
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


P. B. Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he developed a lifelong love of reading. Although the Children of the Lamp books are P. B. Kerr's first for children, he's well known as the thriller writer Philip Kerr, author of the Berlin Noir series, including, most recently, A QUIET FLAME; IF THE DEAD RISE NOT; A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION; GRIDIRON; THE SHOT; and many other acclaimed novels. Mr. Kerr lives in London with his family.

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The Day Of The Djinn Warriors (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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Mystryrdr More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it!
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This is a really good book sad but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is one of the best I've read and believe me I've read a lot! These books keep your attention until the very end. You can never guess what will happen. I recommend this series for anyone who loves a good action book along with some fantasy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John and phillippa's father is under an aging curse, their mother is going to be the next blue djinn, and they need to go save the world from the tarracotta warriors created by an ancient chinese emporer. Extremily awesome!
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Great reading for any age! Super for a reluctant reader. You really don't want it all to end. In fact, I wait for the next in the series-they just don't come fast enough!
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garage366 More than 1 year ago
I have read all four of the Children of the Lamp series and this is one of my favorites. The characters are entertaining and you actually start to care about them too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome! i like it way better than the other ones! there's only one thing i don't get. is faustina trapped as a bee forever? my friend said no but im still not sure. when is the next one coming out?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!!!! They are so much fun to read!!!!!!! I LOVE PB KERR!!!! He is number 1!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book in the series! Each on is better than the last. I can't wait for books 5 & 6!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this series and this is the best book in the series and the best book I've ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These are the best books ever! Reccomended for fantsy/myatery lovers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The children of the lamp series is wounderful, interesting, and exiting! I highly recomend it!
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I love these books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was definetly not as good as the first or second. As the books continue, they get worse and worse. The first and second were good, the third passable, but this one was disappointing. It was predictable and unexciting.