Sesha must race to find a priceless scroll before time runs out.
After a brutal fire takes their parents’ lives, Sesha and Ky, children of the pharaoh’s royal physician, are left charming snakes and stealing food to survive. Unsure of who to trust, the pair are found and brought back to the palace, where the pharaoh tasks Sesha with finding a rare medical document her father was transcribing. But are the royals hiding something?
Befriended by a fellow scribe and a young princess, Sesha navigates palace intrigue and temple treachery while urgently seeking the valuable papyrus. For the scroll doesn’t just have the power to keep the pharaoh’s army alive and reveal the secrets around her parents’ death — it may be the only thing that can save Ky’s life.
Alisha Sevigny is the author of the acclaimed YA novels Summer Constellations and Kissing Frogs. The Lost Scroll of the Physician is the first book in the Secrets of the Sands series. Alisha lives in Toronto.
The Lost Scroll of the Physician will delight middle grade readers with its history, its setting and, most of all, its gripping adventure and mystery.
The lure of ancient Egypt, a plucky heroine and an exciting quest combine in an irresistible, fast-paced adventure that will draw readers in and keep them entranced until the very last page.
This action-packed series brings the vibrant ancient kingdom to life in wonderful, shimmering detail.
Sesha reminds me of Katniss Everdeen in her bravery and keen mind — she's a protagonist kids will be talking about long after they finish The Lost Scroll of the Physician.
Snake-charmer Sesha and her younger brother Ky find themselves in a nest of vipers in this suspenseful story. Readers will love this impossible-to-put-down adventure!
Woven with mystery and intrigue, this middle grade tale will create a new generation of Egyptology fans!
There is a lot crammed into this book! A good story, strong characters, and plenty of action. Highly recommended.
A thrilling mystery adventure with a smart and fearless girl at its centre, The Lost Scroll of the Physician is an exhilarating tale.
A thrilling story from start to finish. Sesha is a great character in a thrilling mystery. A mix of magic, science and with a great central character, this was a blast!
A satisfying adventure for ancient Egypt’s many fans.