If your child/ grandchild is struggling to find books as gripping as Harry Potter - I recommend this set of books . My 10 yr old grandson is riveted. Exciting and full of interesting facts about the Roman era.
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One of my favourites, this is one for all who love Egypt. Despite not having an actual mystery in my books, Scribes makes up for it by the riddles, which, I am very proud to say, could actually solve. (Just one, but I'm bad at riddles.) The scenes with Nubia and Chryses were cute, the new characters were fun and likable, and the ending was hilarious. As Jonathan would say 'these Egyptians are crazy'. I loved Lawrence's continued attention to detail and how Egypt came to life, and her tour around Alexandria. Those who like Rome, kid detectives and Egypt under Roman rule will like it, but perhaps read the previous books to get some background.
So gripping. I could not put this book down for a second. An exciting journey across Egypt and I loved the way sometimes we are with Nubia and sometimes with Flavia. The Scribes of Alexandria is a must read.(Naomi)