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The Eye of Ra


Ben Gartner


Exploring a mysterious cave in the mountains behind their house, John and his sister Sarah are shocked to discover they’ve time traveled to ancient Egypt!

Now they must work together to find a way back home from an ancient civilization of golden desert sand and a towering new pyramid, without parents to save them. The adventures abound—cobras, scorpions, a tomb robber, and more! The two kids have to trust each other, make friends who can help, and survive the challenges thrown at them . . . or be stuck in ancient Egypt forever.

For readers graduating from the Magic Tree House series and ready for intense action, dive into this middle grade novel rich with meticulous historical detail.

Award-winning Finalist in the Next Generation Book Awards for Children's / Juvenile Fiction


"An engaging, eventful, history-based fantasy with realistic protagonists and an enjoyable, twist-filled plot."
-Kirkus Reviews


"Fun, action-packed read, with a healthy dose of historical facts. Kids will be hooked on this one!"
-Adam Perry, author of The Magicians of Elephant County, 5 stars


"I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It had lots of action...the characters were well-developed and approachable...readers will want to follow this story to the end!"
-Page McBrier, New York Times bestselling author


"The Eye of Ra is an exciting story with excellent character development and a strong narrative arc. A well-paced adventure novel that will keep middle grade readers turning the pages."
-Jamison Hill, New York Times published writer and author of When Force Meets Fate


"This book was awesome! ...the book captivated me in a story of two siblings, trying to handle and save one world and, at the same time, get back to another."
-10-year-old book blogger Emmie from Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them


"Worth reading...A portal adventure romp that will appeal to young lovers of history and ancient Egypt...I was a big fan of the Magic Treehouse series and this did feel reminiscent of the way that series explored history, making it great for young history lovers."
-Reedsy Discovery


"a rollicking ride...this adventure novel hits the sweet spot"
-BookLife Reviews by Publishers Weekly



Middle Grade

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$ 11.99
Pricing notes: $11.99 paperback; $4.99 ebook

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