"Deduction and slick detective work save the day." ~ Kirkus Reviews
Hieroglyphics: hard to spell and even harder to decode!
When a strange message is found hidden on the casket of Pharaoh Raneb, the Museum Mystery Squad (techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy, and sharp-eyed Laurie) must crack a code nobody's seen since ancient Egyptian times.
The Squad are not the only ones working on the mystery: they meet Egyptian expert Professor Peter Gyptex, and the very odd Vera Damclot, a fan of mummified cats. Can the Squad reveal the mummy's secret before it unravels?
Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.
Recommended by the publisher for ages 7-9 yrs. Nest Notes: We've found our children at almost 5 and almost 7 years old were hooked on the whole series, so a younger child could follow along with an older sibling certainly. Also great for an early chapter book for a child to read.
Softcover, 128 pages.
About the Author:
Mike Nicholson won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish children's fiction in 2005. He is the author of many humorous children's books including the Museum Mystery Squad series (for young readers) and the Thistle Streetpicture books. Mike lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mike Phillips is the illustrator of many children's books including the Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guides and the Horrible Geography series.