From Brazil to the pyramids of Egypt: Read an extract from The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers

From Brazil to the pyramids of Egypt: Read an extract from The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers

CHAPTER ONE BACK IN TIME

I love it when the museum is busy! thought Gustavo. All around him, people were admiring statues and peering into glass cases full of amazing objects from the past. He straightened his “Volunteer” armband.

“Excuse me!” called a cheery woman in a blue jacket. She pointed to a globe-shaped vase. It was black and decorated with cream swirls. “Do you know how old this is?” she asked.

“It’s probably about a thousand years old,” Gustavo replied. “It was made by the Marajoara people. They lived on an island at the end of the Amazon River, right here in Brazil.”

“That’s really interesting,” said the woman. “Thanks for your help!”

“No problem,” said Gustavo with a grin.

The museum was close to his Rio de Janeiro home, so he’d been coming as long as he could remember. He knew so much about the objects on display that he could answer any question the visitors asked! He loved history and enjoyed helping to care for the artefacts other civilizations had left behind. It would be so amazing to go back in time, Gustavo thought, and see these objects being used by real ancient people!

Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a light shimmering. Gustavo’s heart leaped. Could it be…? He turned around. On the lift door was a glowing circle with the letters N, E, S and W. A compass!

Gustavo knew what it meant – a new mission for the Secret Explorers!

He hurried to the lift, tingling with excitement. The doors slid open by themselves and Gustavo stepped inside. All around him was a brilliant white light.

Wind whipped around Gustavo. It made him feel as if he was whizzing through the brightness. Then a moment later the light faded. Gustavo was back at the Exploration Station!

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The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers
Author
DK
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
05 January, 2021

Synopsis

Meet The Secret Explorers! Children will be inspired to discover the world with these brand new character-driven adventure stories for children. Join The Secret Explorers as they go up against thieves in ancient Egypt in the third instalment of this action-packed, fact-filled book series. The Secret Explorers come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission...
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