Ancient Tombs

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         Archaeologists have been puzzled by the mysteries of ancient Egypt for years.

         Archaeologists have been puzzled by the mysteries of ancient Egypt for years. “Book of the Dead,” by Michael Northrop is the beginning of a series titled “Tombquest.”

 

In this series the reader is introduced to a mix between the present and ancient Egypt. “Book of the Dead,” is a good novel for children ages 7 to 12.

 

          According to his doctors, Alex Sennefer cannot be saved. However, his mother has a secret that can save him – but there is a big consequence. Using the Book of the Dead, Alex’s mother is able to revive him, but her rivals are trying to get the book for themselves. His mom disappears and Alex as well as his friend Ren must find her before it’s too late.

 

          If you enjoyed the story, there is an online game you can play as well. Tombquest has its own Scholastic website, where you can find more information about the series as well as a fun game.

 

Build your own tombs filled with treasures and monsters to guard it. There are vicious scorpions, golden spider-like machines, and more! You can even build your own tomb and fill it with traps, monsters and treasures.