Pharaoh: The Boy who Conquered the Nile

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HarperCollins, 2007 - Australian literature - 263 pages
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The people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' - a boy with the brightest future ahead of him. Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of Thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of the world.Then his whole life changes overnight. A devastating accident forces him to give up his right to the throne and sends him journeying across the ancient Middle East with the mysterious Trader, the crippled Nitho and a tamed wildcat called Bast. And as he travels through the desert and visits the great cities of Punt and Sumer, he learns that Thinis is actually a very small place indeed.But can he ever truly forget his homeland? When he decides to pay one last visit to Thinis, he will discover what it really means to be a leader, and will find his destiny fulfilled beyond his wildest expectations.Set in a time before the pyramids and based on real historical events, Pharaoh will sweep readers along on a fascinating journey through a part of the world we hear so much about today.Ages 10-14

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Handsome Narmer, the Golden One, is the anointed successor to his father, ruler of Thinis, a town on the banks of the Nile around 3000 BCE. This is over 400 years before the first pyramid is built ... Read full review

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I read it ages ago...I was just looking for a good read one day when it caught my eye on my bookshelf. So I looked at it and thought it might be interesting, so I read it and I found it pretty good. I really recommend this- and Jackie French in general. In fact, I liked it so much that I kept on re-reading it. And I don't just read any book twice unless I really love it. 

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About the author (2007)

Jackie French was born on November 29, 1953 in Sydney, Australia. She overcame dyslexia to write over 140 books for both children and adults. Her children's books include Diary of a Wombat, Christmas Wombat, Flood, and Fire. She has also written 6 gardening books. She has received numerous awards including the 2000 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers and the UK Wow! Award for Hitler's Daughter, an Aurealis Award for Cafe on Callisto, and ACT Book of the Year for In the Blood. She was chosen to be the Australian National Children's Laureate for 2014 and 2015 and was named the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. HarperCollins Children's Books congratulated Jackie French for the shortlisting of The Road to Gundagai for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult's Literature in the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. She also won a 2015 Excellence Award, the Redmond Barry Award, which honours contributions to the library and information sector. from the Australian Library and Information Association.

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