An Egyptian Adventure: Extract from Alice-Miranda in Egypt by Jacqueline Harvey

An Egyptian Adventure: Extract from Alice-Miranda in Egypt by Jacqueline Harvey

Prologue

The boy pressed his ear to the door and willed his heart to stop beating so loudly. His mother had banished him to his room an hour ago for asking too many questions, but now his father was home with answers.

‘Akil, please tell me, what did they say?’ he heard his mother’s voice.

There was a long pause.

‘Masud’s blood is not a match,’ his father replied.

For a moment the world was silent – the house was still – and then his mother let out an agonising cry.

How was this possible after everything the doctors had said? Surely they were wrong. Masud angrily wiped his eyes and flung open the door, charging into the sitting room where his parents stood opposite one another. His mother was shaking, tears streaming down her face.

‘Baba!’ The boy clenched his fists in front of him and ran towards the man. ‘It is a mistake. I know it!’

Akil slowly shook his head. ‘Your brother is in God’s hands – there is nothing more we can do.’

‘No!’ Masud shouted. ‘If it cannot be me then there must be someone else – we just need to find them and then Jabari will be well again.’

Esha Salah’s tears fell to the floor.

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      Synopsis

      Sun, sand and secrets in the ancient world! The Queen’s Colours leadership program is heading to Egypt and Alice-Miranda and her friends are thrilled. There are hidden tombs to explore, a new culture to experience and a lot to learn about the country’s ancient past. But something is amiss among the pyramids and palm trees. Bizarre happenings back home, a new friend with something to hide and adults with stories that don’t quite add up leave the friends very worried indeed. One thing’s for sure: when Alice-Miranda starts digging, she’ll find more than just buried treasure!
      Jacqueline Harvey
      About the author

      Jacqueline Harvey

      Jacqueline Harvey worked in schools for many years but has had a passion for storytelling since she was a child.She is the author of the popular Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series, which have sold over one million copies in Australia alone. Her books have received numerous short-listings and awards while her picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was a CBCA Honour Book.Jacqueline speaks to thousands of young people at schools and festivals around the world, and says the characters in her books are often made up of the best bits of children she’s met over the years. While she is not a twin, like Kensy and Max she does have excellent powers of observation and has always thought she’d make a great spy.Jacqueline lives in Sydney and is currently working on more Kensy and Max and Alice-Miranda adventures, and some exciting new projects too. 

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