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The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp): Kerr, P. B.

The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp)

Kerr, P. B.

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ISBN 10: 0439963656 / ISBN 13: 9780439963657
Editorial: Scholastic Press, 2004
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hurlingham Books (London, Reino Unido)

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Mint condition. , from a collector's collection, very rare in such a great condition . flat signed by the author on title page. . . first edition, first printing. For detailed photos please contact us. N° de ref. de la librería 101176

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Título: The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the ...

Editorial: Scholastic Press

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Three wishes. Two children. One incredible journey...Twins Jonathan and Philippa Gaunt live in New York. The early arrival of their wisdom teeth aged 12 coincides with an ominous earthquake in Egypt, and heralds strange dreams and a trip to London. There they meet eccentric uncle Nimrod. He tells them the truth about their background - they are born of a Djinn mother and as a result they themselves have Djinn powers. Nimrod himself turns out to be an important figure in the Djinn world and soon the children find themselves in the midst of a titanic battle of good and evil set across three continents.

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You can tell from the very first page that P. B. Kerr had great fun writing his novel, The Akhenaten Adventure. The way the author introduces his cleverly named characters, the atmospheric setting, the fun tone of his narration--all indicate that a hugely entertaining story is in store. The first installment of his Children of the Lamp sequence is set firmly in the present day, but it soon breaks away and encompasses several wonderfully colorful parts of the globe, England and Egypt included.

John and Philippa Gaunt, two twelve-year-old not-very-identical twins, live a privileged life on the Upper East of Manhattan with their wealthy parents and two curiously-mannered Rottweilers named Alan and Neil. The twins realize there's something amiss with their world when a string of strange things begin to happen after their wisdom teeth are extracted--they dream the same dreams, become stronger, their zits clear up, and wishes wished in their presence inexplicably come true. And, when their estranged Uncle Nimrod asks them to come to England for the summer during one such shared dream, the discovery of their destiny is set in motion.

John and Phillippa discover that they are descended from a long line of Djinn, have great inherent powers. They must call on these powers a lot sooner than they anticipated, though, because the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten is not as dead as history has so far declared and his legion of seventy magical djinn could tip the balance of power in the magical realm and affect the whole world order.

P.B. Kerr, under his given name Philip Kerr, is the author of several bestselling thrillers for adult readers. His debut novel for children is a slick, zeitgeisty fantasy adventure that is sure to win him a new raft of fans. The Blue Djinn of Babylon is next up for those who get hooked. (Age 10 and over) --John McLay

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Hurlingham Books, based in Fulham, London SW6 has been established 35 years. A second hand bookshop with more than one million books in stock covering all subjects, we are regarded as a 'find' by our customers who often refer to us as 'the best bookshop in London'. We love our customers too and we can answer most requests for individual books, build whole collections, offer 'bookfinder' and 'odd volume' services and rent or sell books for interiors and films. We treasure books and if you visit our shop you are likely to meet Ray Cole, the popular and knowledgeable owner.

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