The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp Series #1)

The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp Series #1)

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The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp Series #1) by P. B. Kerr, Philip Kerr, Ron Keith


The New York Times bestselling adventure about two twins, many djinns, and one very magical quest.

Meet John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who one day discover themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn. All of a sudden, they have the power to grant wishes, travel to extraordinary places, and make people and objects disappear. Luckily, the twins are introduced to their eccentric djinn-uncle Nimrod, who will teach them how to harness their newly found power. And not a moment too soon . . . since John and Philippa are about to embark on a search to locate a monstrous pharaoh named Akhenaten and his eerie tomb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419306082
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 08/23/2004
Series: Children of the Lamp Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged, 10CDs, 11 hr. 50 min.
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About 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 Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Childrenslit on LibraryThing 3 days ago
The author of [The Akhenaten Adventure] started writing the series so he could interest his children in reading. The main characters are a set of twelve year old twins John and Philippa. At a tender age of these two children have to get their wisdom teeth pulled. Strage things start happening right before the surgy that will lead to a great adventure. Critical Review: The story is a simple one full of mystery and adventure. Children will be pulled in and enjoy the story and the series. My only misgiving about this book is the questionable history of Egypt.
selkie_girl on LibraryThing 3 days ago
A rather good read, though characters and situations are predictable. It gives one a feel of a Harry Potterish type novel but with out the care and depth of characters. Overall, just a fun adventure story.
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padr49904 More than 1 year ago
Wish there was an ebook version like the others, 5 on or something like that, but regardless still a good series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good story that is exciting and humorous. Good for readers of young adult fiction.
PlumPudding More than 1 year ago
This was a rather neat idea, but I really didn't like the characters or the dialog much. It all seemed a bit cliche. Sometimes in children's novels the main characters (when children) have almost no personality at all, and it seemed John and Philippa did not really have moods or characteristics unique to them. And the evil characters did not seem driven by a motive or anything. They simply just chose the Bad side. It made them seem not as evil in a way. I can see how many young readers would like this, but it really didn't hold my attention.
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KingThomas More than 1 year ago
You will be enchanted from page one! Trust me and pick it up.
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What an adventure! John and Phillipa are twins and grow up in a normal family. Their father is a lawyer and their mother a typical mother. The children are normal until one day they get their wisdom teeth and that changes everything for them. Their mother and father are all set to send them to a summer school - when they dream about an uncle they have never met while they are having their wisdom teeth removed. The same dream for both of them during surgery is odd enough, so off they head to England to visit their uncle Nimrod and be trained on how to use their new found power. They have quite an adventure as they travel to London and then on to Egypt. Enjoyable read. Can't wait to read the next one.
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This book, Children of the Lamp by P. B. Kerr, is a fiction book that is filled with a lot of mystery, action, and humor. The book starts off with Hussein (a historical artifacts collector) with his son, Baksheesh, and their dog, Effendi. In which they discovered the last reminding piece (that were found out later the clue to solving the thousands of year mystery). The main characters are of course the twins; both are twelve-year-old twins. John, born ten minutes before, favorite color is black, tall, and isn't afraid to give his opinions. Like when he was playing with the doctor and said "No, sir, I'm not worried at all, as a matter of fact I was kind of hoping it would be Ketamine, it's supposed to be the best for giving the patient a near death experience" Philippa, were smaller, favorite color is pink, and smarter, She also doesn't hesitate to speak what she like to, like when she said " Can we get started, I already missed breakfast, I don't want to miss lunch as well." In the end, both of them are impatient, but their also brave and intelligent. The setting in this story mainly take place at Cairo, its important because, it shows why that place were the place they all could use magic at its best, rather then North Pole. If they were to use a different setting for this, it wouldn't work, because there aren't the right resources. This book is filled with suspense, like the time when they first find out that strange things were happening, such as the hole in John's room wall, how they grew one inch taller under a day, and the missing couple that *wish* to be back in their town really get what they wished for. It's also filled with slowing and fast-forwarding of time, like how they can go into lamps, bottles, etc. They could live inside there for years, but if they put their mind to it, time outside will either move very slow, or very fast. The author used a third point of view in this story, I believe this was the best to use, because we could tell what the characters were thinking, and what they don't know, but we do, also it adds humor to the story. There were, however, things that disappointed me in this story, I believe some parts didn't really need to be put in there. Like how they flew to their uncle house just to be told they were going to go to another location the next day, or how one day, all they did was watch TV and read. Also another thing, the ending weren't too real, the whole book talks about how Akhenaten were all mighty and evil, then they when too fast with the ending and just simply told us how they capture and stop him just like that without further details. Overall I recommend this book to anyone that like fantasies and humorous books, but if you're looking for a more realistic book, this isn't for you.
SassyLassie2 More than 1 year ago
Fun book and flows well by this writer. Good book for a classroom study. Have fun.
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