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Friday 16 July 2010

Review: Hopscotch - The Golden Scarab

Title: Hopscotch: Golden Scarab

Author: Ian Trevaskis

Publisher: Walker Books, $16.95 RRP

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781921529252

For ages: 8 – 12

Type: Novel

About: After their huge adventure in ancient Greece in the first book of the series, Medusa Stone, Hannah and Jake must now head to ancient Egypt.

They are sent by the evil Kostas, who demands they go in return for a gift the two children cannot resist.

Hannah and Jake must find three objects and then return home once again. The only problem is they have lost the golden scarab, the only thing that can get them home again.

This is a fast-paced tale that should be read following Medusa Stone to gain an understanding of the hopscotch game they play and the background to their past adventures.

Golden Scarab is a story packed full with adventure, ancient treasures and mysterious quests, and will appeal to both boys and girls. Be prepared for heart-stopping moments and the eager turning of pages in a bid to make sure the hero and heroine of the story are safe.

The book finishes with a glossary and an explanation of ancient Egypt, the perfect way for children to be introduced to the wonders of worlds past.

This book is available online

Also in this series: Hopscotch: Medusa Stone

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