Twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey is living with his mum, an archaeologist on a dig site in Egypt – something that most kids could only dream of!
Thrown out of school because he is smarter than the teachers, Bab loves spending time with his over protective mum (she wraps him in bubble wrap each day for added protection!) but he really misses having someone his own age to hang around with.
Bab fills his time sneaking out at night, finding ancient Egyptian artefacts, reading and helping his mum look for the Pharaoh’s Beard – her life’s quest. That is, until he rather surprisingly discovers two mummified animals lying dead on the sand.