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Greek Ransom
     

Greek Ransom

by Michael Malaghan
 

When their archaeologist parents are kidnapped on a Greek island, Callie and Nick must battle a psychotic millionaire, deadly helicopters, booby-trapped tombs, earthquakes, and a lion-headed monster to reach a Mycenaean treasure fabulous enough to pay their parents' ransom.

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When their archaeologist parents are kidnapped on a Greek island, Callie and Nick must battle a psychotic millionaire, deadly helicopters, booby-trapped tombs, earthquakes, and a lion-headed monster to reach a Mycenaean treasure fabulous enough to pay their parents' ransom.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Nick and Callie Latham are on the Greek island of Theta with their archaeologist parents for a working vacation. Then the children discover that Mum and Dad have lost the family's money in a reckless bid to locate the lost treasure of King Akanon. A shifty businessman kidnaps the couple in order to acquire it for himself. After Nick and Callie barely escape capture themselves, it's up to them to find a way to free their parents. Many adventures follow. Readers will be on the edge of their seats throughout to see what happens next as the young heroes nearly drown, are chased by a helicopter, and so on. Minor quibbles: the parents' irresponsible behavior, and instances of coincidence that stretch belief; for example, when the kids search for the king's tomb, its exact location is revealed in an earthquake. Still, the relationship between Nick and Callie is spot-on, and kids will enjoy this high-spirited tale.—Julie Shatterly, W.A. Bess Elementary School, Gastonia, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842707869
Publisher:
Andersen Press, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Malaghan has written for television, this is his first children's novel.

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