Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll

Kid Detective Zet

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A brother and sister, a missing scroll, a lost world . . . A page-turning adventure for children age 9-12. Now enjoyed by thousands of young readers. 

 

You, who have dug deep and sifted hard for a story to read, have unearthed an ancient treasure: a mystery from the dusty ages, when a kid could be a hero and fight for the good of all . . . 

 

12-year-old Zet and his sister Kat love running their family pottery stall. But it's a struggle to keep afloat, now that their father is away fighting the Hyksos invaders. When the siblings learn about a valuable scroll that's gone missing, Zet and Kat decide to join forces. If they can find it, they'll win a huge reward for their family. Their problems will be over! Little do they know what troubles lie ahead.  

The chase leads Zet and Kat into the hotspots of ancient Egypt--from stunning temples to the Nile river, through a mysterious land of hieroglyphics, Egyptian gods, mythology, and majesty that the world has never forgotten. 


A modern children's classic 


"A big hit in our library, can't keep it on the shelf." - E. Crow, Librarian 


"Action packed" - Middle Grade Fiction Finder 

 

"Peters is such a natural and gifted storyteller, so adept at bringing the sights and sounds and smells of ancient Egypt alive, that readers of all ages will be swept along." - Historical Novel Society 

 
6th grade ELA/SS: "My co-teacher and I have used this book for the past 2 years and the students absolutely love it!" Janine Taft. The short, exciting chapters make it perfect for school reading lists. Great for boys and girls age 9-12 (Lexile: 490-570) Packed with fascinating ancient Egypt facts kids will love. This page-turning tale is a great way to introduce middle-school readers to the world of ancient Egypt.  

 

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About the author

 Scott Peters writes action-filled adventure stories set in ancient Egypt. In addition to writing, the author has created over 300 museum, science center and theme park installations for such places as the Smithsonian, the Washington Children's Museum, Walt Disney World and Paramount Pictures. Peters also helped design an interactive TV show for the Nickelodeon Channel.

 "I write the kind of stories I would have loved to have read as a kid, when I was 8, 9, 10, or 11. Mysteries packed with adventure that make a kid feel smart, like he or she is traveling somewhere really cool and learning neat things in an interesting way--not like dry old facts in some textbook, but experiencing it--and solving a puzzle to become a hero at the same time!"  

Scott Peters runs an ancient Egypt blog that gets over 1,500 visitors a day. Hungry for a ton of cool facts? Find a treasure trove at Scott's blog: egyptabout.com

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Publisher
Best Day Books For Young Readers
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Published on
Sep 23, 2016
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Pages
120
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Mystery & Detective
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Africa
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Ancient Civilizations
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Religion & Faith
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Three friends band together to solve this fast-paced, easy-to-read mystery for kids age 9 - 12​

 
12-year-old Zet is on the trail: priceless amulets are disappearing all over ancient Egypt's city of Thebes. No one can figure out where they've gone. To make matters worse, Zet's best friend is trapped in a secretive jewelry apprentice school and visitors aren't allowed! Armed with curiosity--and a brainy sister who can read and write hieroglyphics--Zet sets out in search of clues. 

 

Along the way, the siblings hunt for a meddling ghost, climb through a stinky garbage pile, sidestep a quick-tempered medjay police chief, and learn how hard it is to make a golden amulet. But when their backs are against the wall, Zet and Kat rely on the one thing they know best: each other. Because siblings, they stick together.

Riddled with fascinating ancient Egypt facts!

Trivia and page-turning action!

What kids are saying: "I am 11 years old. I could not put this book down."

What parents are saying: "breezed right through them and has reread them more than once!"

What the press is saying: "Peters is such a natural and gifted storyteller, so adept at bringing the sights and sounds and smells of ancient Egypt alive, that readers of all ages will be swept along." 


Each story in this middle grade mystery series is a stand-alone mystery that can be read on its ownShort, fast-paced chapters make the Zet mysteries perfect if you're looking for great kids books ages 9 - 12Fascinating facts that kids will love are tucked in here and there with the actionMakes a good kids read along book


Help solve the puzzle.


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Something scary is happening in ancient Egypt . . . Discover the bone-chilling secrets in this spooky mystery!

 

When 12-year-old Zet comes face-to-face with a whispering mummy, Zet's eyes practically pop out of his head. Goosebumps race down his neck. Why is a mummy haunting his front door? What does the scary monster want? Zet quickly joins forces with his 11-year-old sister Kat and best friend Hui. The three kids need to unwind this spine-tingling mystery fast, because there's a zany rumor that they're cursed. If they don't, their world might just come unraveled! Clues send them tiptoeing through the hotspots of ancient Egypt--running into hieroglyphics covered tombs and frantically paddling up and down the Nile on a wild mummy chase. They soon suspect this will be their spookiest mystery ever!
 
Readers will appreciate this fun, smart, exciting step up from Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House and R.L. Stine's Goosebumps as it "lends itself to being read by kids moving beyond chapter books." The short chapters provide easy wins for middle school readers and makes it perfect for school reading lists. Fans of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew,and Indiana Jones will be right at home. This is a middle-grade book for boys, a middle-grade book for girls. Popular in kids book clubs and homeschooling. An action oriented tale that's a great way to introduce middle-school youngsters to the world of ancient Egypt. "A big hit in our library, can't keep it on the shelf. Don't miss this must-read!" - E. Crow, Librarian
 
"Mummies. Curses. Clues to unravel...Scott Peters has done it again." ~ S.D. Brown, author of The Lake Quilt Mystery
 
~ Perfect for all kids ages 9-12 (Lexile: 490-570)
 
"Excellent 'Indiana Jones' style mystery." - Top Reviewer
 
6th grade ELA/SS: "My co-teacher and I have used (Book 1) for the past 2 years and the students absolutely love it!" Janine Taft. Teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the ancient civilizations facts and geography and appropriate language for Ages 8-14 Grades 3-7 | #1 Amazon best-selling series in Children's Geography & Cultures > Action & Adventure | ACTION. SMART. EXCITING | Packed with Ancient Egypt References | Also available: BOOK 1, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN SCROLL, BOOK 2: MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN AMULET, & BOOK 3, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE | FREE shipping when you get the first 3 books in the series!

Kid Detective Zet Series:

  • Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll

  • Mystery of the Egyptian Amulet

  • Mystery of the Egyptian Temple

  • Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy



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Shelve under: modern classics, books for boys, books for girls, books for kids age 9 - 12, books for middle grade, books for boys 9 - 12, funny exciting stories for kids, Diary of a Wimpy Kid readers, reluctant readers, 5th grade, travel with kids, Mr Lemoncello's Library, Hardy Boys, Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, appropriate books for kids, librarian-approved.

Three friends band together to solve this fast-paced, easy-to-read mystery for kids age 9 - 12​

 
12-year-old Zet is on the trail: priceless amulets are disappearing all over ancient Egypt's city of Thebes. No one can figure out where they've gone. To make matters worse, Zet's best friend is trapped in a secretive jewelry apprentice school and visitors aren't allowed! Armed with curiosity--and a brainy sister who can read and write hieroglyphics--Zet sets out in search of clues. 

 

Along the way, the siblings hunt for a meddling ghost, climb through a stinky garbage pile, sidestep a quick-tempered medjay police chief, and learn how hard it is to make a golden amulet. But when their backs are against the wall, Zet and Kat rely on the one thing they know best: each other. Because siblings, they stick together.

Riddled with fascinating ancient Egypt facts!

Trivia and page-turning action!

What kids are saying: "I am 11 years old. I could not put this book down."

What parents are saying: "breezed right through them and has reread them more than once!"

What the press is saying: "Peters is such a natural and gifted storyteller, so adept at bringing the sights and sounds and smells of ancient Egypt alive, that readers of all ages will be swept along." 


Each story in this middle grade mystery series is a stand-alone mystery that can be read on its ownShort, fast-paced chapters make the Zet mysteries perfect if you're looking for great kids books ages 9 - 12Fascinating facts that kids will love are tucked in here and there with the actionMakes a good kids read along book


Help solve the puzzle.


Grab it while it's a free kids book

Download now!

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