The Eye of Ra

The Eye of Ra

by Ben Gartner
The Eye of Ra

The Eye of Ra

by Ben Gartner



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==> Gold Recipient, Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence

==> Silver Medal in Children's Adventure, 2020 International Readers' Favorite Awards

==> Award-winning Finalist, Next Generation Book Awards

==> 1st Place in both Children's Adventure AND Grades 4th-6th, 2020 TopShelf Awards

==> Grand Prize Winner, Colorado Author Project

==> 1st Place, Gertrude Warner Middle Grade Fiction Award


Exploring a mysterious cave in the mountains behind their house, John and his sister Sarah are shocked to discover they've time traveled to ancient Egypt! 

Now they must work together to find a way back home from an ancient civilization of golden desert sand and a towering new pyramid, without parents to save them. The adventures abound—cobras, scorpions, a tomb robber, and more! The two kids have to trust each other, make friends who can help, and survive the challenges thrown at them . . . or be stuck in ancient Egypt forever. 

For readers graduating from the Magic Tree House series and ready for intense action, dive into this middle grade novel rich with meticulous historical detail. 



"An engaging, eventful, history-based fantasy with realistic protagonists and an enjoyable, twist-filled plot." —Kirkus Reviews


"Fun, action-packed read, with a healthy dose of historical facts. Kids will be hooked on this one!" —Adam Perry, author of The Magicians of Elephant County


"This book was awesome!" —10-year-old book blogger Emmie from Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them


"I LOVE this! A fun adventure story . . . exciting . . . hilarious . . . The plot pacing was great, especially for a middle grades novel. I work with 3rd-5th graders, and I think this book would do an excellent job of holding their attention. Such a great ending!" —Megan S.


"Skillfully written, clever, suspenseful, flowed effortlessly, had a hard time putting it down." —Jim C.


"This is exactly the type of adventure story that kids go for, the setting is fantastic. It is obvious that you are experienced in writing adventure tales." —Fay C.


"Fits right in with what good middle grade is all about. The pacing was fast, which is a great way of captivating the reader and I liked the ending a lot." —Bethany V.


"Interesting and exciting. You really captured the essence of a middle grade story. It had over the top action and suspense that really capture the imagination of someone this age. I thought this was an incredibly fun story and one I would've absolutely devoured as a kid." —Juliette T.


"This book would be a top choice for the students in my class. They'd eat up the adventure! Your tense scenes are so well-written. I didn't see the twist in the plot coming. What a great surprise!" —Elaina B.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940163641635
Publisher: Crescent Vista Press
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Series: The Eye of Ra
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 140,876
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ben Gartner is the award-winning author of THE EYE OF RA adventure series for middle graders. His books take readers for a thrilling ride, maybe even teaching them something in the meantime. Ben can be found living and writing near the mountains with his wife and two boys. Learn more at
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