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Age 8-12
Grade 3-6

Scott Peters


Paperback (Best Day Books For Young Readers April 21, 2018)
From award-winning author Scott Peters, creator of over 300 museum and science center exhibits worldwide, comes the adventure of a lifetime.

Have you heard? A mummy is haunting ancient Egypt in this dusty treasure from the days of old, when a kid could be a hero and fight for the good of all . . .

On a dark and spooky night, 12-year-old Zet finds a mummy haunting his doorstep. Soon, a rumor is zipping around town that Zet and his sister, Kat, are cursed! When customers start avoiding Zet's family’s pottery stall, the siblings decide to play detective. They need to put a stop to this mummy mystery, fast. If this brother and sister team can solve the case, their problems will be over.

Kids will love this wild adventure. The hunt for answers sends the brave young duo paddling up the Nile on a wild mummy chase. They learn about mummification and the Egyptian afterlife, all in an ancient land of glittering gold and mystery that the world has never forgotten.

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 make it perfect for school reading lists.

~ Packed with fascinating ancient Egypt facts kids will love
~ combines Hardy Boys style sleuthing with historic trivia
~ A fast-paced book for boys and girls age 9-12 (Lexile: 490-570)
~ Teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the ancient civilizations facts and geography and appropriate language for middle-grade readers ages 8-14 Grades 3-7
~ An action-oriented tale that’s a great way to introduce middle-school youngsters to the world of ancient Egypt

What parents are saying: "My 10 year old is a resistant reader . . . he wanted to read all of them."

For fans of Geronimo Stilton, National Geographic Readers, DK Eyewitness and DK Readers, Who Was King Tut (Who Was Series), You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy (You Wouldn't Want To Be Series), Addison Cooke, the Hardy Boys, the Sherlock Academy, Mummies in the Morning (Magic Treehouse) by Mary Pope Osborne, The Secret Lake, The Kingdome Keepers, and Summer of the Woods.

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Get ready for page-flipping thrills and chills, because kids love mummies!
Kid Detective Zet (Book 4)
0985985291 / 9780985985295
6.6 oz.
6.0 x 0.3 in.

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