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The Five Fakirs of Faizabad (Children of the Lamp Series #6)

The Five Fakirs of Faizabad (Children of the Lamp Series #6)

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by P. B. Kerr
     
 

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John and Philippa Gaunt are off on another spellbinding adventure in bestselling author P. B. Kerr's Children of the Lamp series! John and Philippa Gaunt are all ready for their lives to return to normal now that their mother has given up her djinn powers. But the siblings are quickly drawn into yet another mystery when the world's luck tips wildly out of balance (to

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John and Philippa Gaunt are off on another spellbinding adventure in bestselling author P. B. Kerr's Children of the Lamp series! John and Philippa Gaunt are all ready for their lives to return to normal now that their mother has given up her djinn powers. But the siblings are quickly drawn into yet another mystery when the world's luck tips wildly out of balance (to the world's detriment). The key to the world's fate lies with five fakirs who were buried alive, each of whom guards a secret that can answer a great question of the universe. But there's an evil djinn desperate to dig up the secrets. Without their mother's powerful magic, John and Philippa must face this djinn alone.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Children of the Lamp series:
"Kerr puts an ingenious spin on the enchanted-lamp theme in his first novel for children. . . ." --BOOKLIST

"A breakneck-paced, Indiana Jones-style adventure. . . . Kerr keeps the emphasis on fun. . . ." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"[T]he humor is just right, the captivating world of the djinn is faultlessly depicted and expanded, and Kerr balances the resolution with enough uncertainties to draw readers back for the next installment. This work is likely to win new fans as well as please those who enjoyed the previous book." --VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES

"Kerr brings a wealth of invention and a solid grounding of research into djinn legends to his creation, giving the story and its deftly varied episodes a rich texture. . . . Capable writing and a well-shaped plot will reward fans returning to this series." --THE HORN BOOK

Children's Literature - Haley Maness
Action begins from the first page of the sixth book in the popular series "Children of the Lamp." This may pose a problem for readers new to the series, because there is no background information on a single one of the characters, or even a casual mention of the setting. There are also many unexplained words from other cultures used to describe the typical activities of djinn. While this does add culture to the plot, a technique such as this may confuse and distract readers from the well-rounded plot based on solid historical research. Twins John and Phillipa are taken on another magical adventure by their uncle, a professional djinn, when their coming-of-age ceremonial granting of three wished turns into a mystery: an evil djinn, or genie, tries to get their three wishes for himself. The story has the twins traveling all over the world, trying to restore the world's luck. All in all, a good idea, but it could have been executed with more precision and poise. Reviewer: Haley Maness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545346894
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Children of the Lamp Series , #6
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
707,537
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 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 Five Fakirs of Faizabad (Children of the Lamp Series #6) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Best series in a long time
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Amazing everyone should read this!
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Best series in a long time!