When Talibah and her younger brother Adom accompany their father, an academic, to his homeland of modern Egypt on his research assignment, they become involved in a mystery surrounding an ancient, lost pharaoh - a rare queen ruler. Someone has tried to wipe her from the record, to make it appear as if she never existed! She needs Talibah to help her reclaim her rightful place in history as well as that of her High Priest Senenmut. Exotic locales, mysterious strangers and a sinister archaeologist round out an adventure that is full of riddles, old tales and, most surprisingly of all, a link to Talibah's and Adom's mother who died mysteriously. Filled with intrigue and surprises, the story includes Moss's original illustrations throughout. The Pharaoh's Secret skillfully weaves history with a personal story full of heartache and family tensions that will entice and enthrall readers.
Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia's Notebook series. She lives in Berkeley, CA. Visit her website at www.marissamoss.com. Also by