The Akhenaten Adventure

The Akhenaten Adventure

Book - 2004
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When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439733465
0439733464
9780439670203
0439670209
9780439670197
0439670195
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 24 cm

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To be clear, this is a young adolescent book and not such an interesting read for mature readers, although it is well written

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black_ant_357
Feb 01, 2016

amazing you should read it

lakevilla_IDOL Jul 02, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. Inside its pages unfolds a wonderful story of adventure, heroism, and a triumph againts evil. This is a great book that will get you hooked into wanting more!

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worldpeace
Sep 09, 2011

This book looks cool.

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nongiga
Aug 25, 2011

Loved this book, I finished it in less than two days, this book is meant for clever kids and teenages, and it feels like the author tries to say "I know you are clever children, but I'm smarter" because it's full with history, books, and museums that - too bad - most of the children our age had never heard of.

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grapefruit
Jan 26, 2011

This is a great adventure, with an engaging plot, qwertyuiop!

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RainLiane
Oct 03, 2010

This was the book that started my love for books and appreciation to the imagination. It will forever hold a special place in my heart.

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kalio
Dec 04, 2009

Twelve-year-old twins John and Philippa having loving, caring, well-to-do parents?rather the opposite of our old friend Harry Potter, right? Quite right. Until, that is, the twins get their wisdom teeth pulled. That seemingly simple rite of passage results in extreme growth spurts, a sudden attraction to heat and smoke, and the eventual discovery that John and Philippa are more than mere humans. Witch and wizard? No, sir, not this time. John and Philippa are descended from a long line of wish-granting magical guardians of all the luck in the world. Don?t call them genies in a bottle?call them the djinn. John and Philippa are quite pleased with their new magical powers, but they need a bit more training before they?re ready to start dwelling in lamps and making wishes come true. The twins head to Egypt for a summer with their Uncle Nimrod, who has extensive experience being a djinn?and, it turns out, a few enemies as well. An evil tribe led by distinctly nasty djinn named Iblis is after Nimrod for the location of the tomb of Akhenaton, a pharaoh who had seventy lost djinn under his control way back when in ancient Egypt. Whoever finds them now has the power to tip the world?s balance between good luck and bad. John and Philippa are more than up for the challenge, and so begins their adventuresome career as djinn which continues in four other books to date. Author P.B. Kerr puts an inventive new spin on the familiar children-with-magical-powers plot, but he could be a bit more sensitive and less colonial in his treatment of Egyptians (one of Nimrod?s servants, Karim, is nicknamed ?Creemy,? and another character is named Baksheesh, which is not really a name at all but the Egyptian word for a tip given to waiters and cab drivers and the like). Still, The Children of the Lamp series is the kind of charming, clever, Indian Jones-style archeological adventure that appeals to the kid in all of us.

lucky Feb 14, 2009

I absolutely loved this book.

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bookherder
Jun 21, 2008

interesting fantasy based on Eastern myths rather than the usual Northern European. Shows the impact that dramatic revelations can have on family life, including those who aren't included in the magic.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 08, 2010

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and under

VeganGreen Sep 09, 2009

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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KidsLit Dec 14, 2009

Soon after their 12th birthdays, twins John and Philippa Gaunt accidentally discover that they are descended from a long line of powerful djinn. All of a sudden they have the power to grant wishes, travel anywhere and make people and objects disappear. Thankfully, they’re introduced to their Uncle Nimrod, an eccentric djinn who teaches them how to use their new-found powers. His timing couldn’t be more perfect as the twins are about embark on a dangerous mission to locate a monstrous pharaoh named Akhenaten and his eerie tomb.

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bookherder
Jun 21, 2008

Modern 12 yr. old twins find out that they are actually genies, and are taken to Egypt by their uncle where they fight evil and find adventure.

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