You, who have dug deep and sifted hard for a story to read, have unearthed an ancient treasure: a mystery from the dusty ages, when a kid could be a hero and fight for the good of all . . .
12-year-old Zet and his sister Kat love running their family pottery stall. But it's a struggle to keep afloat, now that their father is away fighting the Hyksos invaders. When the siblings learn about a valuable scroll that's gone missing, Zet and Kat decide to join forces. If they can find it, they'll win a huge reward for their family. Their problems will be over! Little do they know what troubles lie ahead. The chase leads Zet and Kat into the hotspots of ancient Egypt--from stunning temples to the Nile river, through a mysterious land of hieroglyphics, Egyptian gods, mythology, and majesty that the world has never forgotten.
This debut novel in the ancient civilization action-packed Kid Detective Zet series from Amazon best-selling author Scott Peters is a mind-broadening adventure for elementary and middle-grade readers of Rick Riordan, The Hardy Boys, and Conn Iggulden.
Provides a smart step up for readers of Mary Pope Osborne, as it "lends itself to being read by kids moving beyond chapter books." The short chapters provide easy wins for middle school readers and makes it perfect for school reading lists. This is a middle-grade book for boys, a middle-grade book for girls. Popular in kids book clubs and homeschooling. An action oriented tale that's a great way to introduce middle-school youngsters to the world of ancient Egypt. "A big hit in our library, can't keep it on the shelf. Don't miss this must-read!" - E. Crow, Librarian
"Excellent 'Indiana Jones' style mystery." - Top Reviewer
6th grade ELA/SS: "My co-teacher and I have used this book for the past 2 years and the students absolutely love it!" Janine Taft. Teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the ancient civilizations facts and geography and appropriate language for Ages 8-14 Grades 3-7 | #1 Amazon best-selling series in Children's Geography & Cultures > Action & Adventure | ACTION. SMART. EXCITING | Packed with Ancient Egypt References | Also available: BOOK 2: MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN AMULET, BOOK 3, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE & BOOK 4, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY | FREE shipping when you get the first 3 books in the series!
Shelve under: modern classics, books for boys, books for girls, books for kids age 9 - 12, books for middle grade, books for boys 9 - 12, funny exciting stories for kids, Diary of a Wimpy Kid readers, reluctant readers, 5th grade, travel with kids, Mr Lemoncello's Library, Hardy Boys, Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, appropriate books for kids, librarian-approved.
About the Author
Scott Peters is the author of the middle grade mystery and adventure series about two young sibling detectives in ancient Egypt. They appeal to fans of Rick Riordan and his Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson series. Anyone who enjoys myths and legends, mythical gods and goddesses, or mystery books with adventure and suspense like the Hardy Boys and Theodore Boone, will enjoy these books.
Scott's non-fiction Ancient Egypt Mummy book contains the largest collection of mummy facts in one trivia reference book.
His books are recommended for middle grade readers and up. They're popular with homeschool parents, in kids book clubs, with teachers, schools and librarians.