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The Blue Djinn of Babylon: Children of the Lamp#02

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Publisher Comments:

John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who have recently discovered themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn and in possession of magical powers, continue on their extraordinary adventures in this sequel to The Akhenaten Adventure.

When a powerful book of djinn magic goes missing, John and Philippa are called upon to retrieve it. Only, the book isn't really missing. The trap was set and Philippa is abducted by the Blue Djinn. In this latest installment of the twins' magical adventures, John and his uncle Nimrod must find Philippa before it's too late.

Review:

"Solidly entertaining despite jokes that try a little too hard." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This sequel to The Akhenaten Adventure stands completely on its own....This wild ride has suspense and action, exotic locations, magic, and evil villains — all of the elements necessary for a good fantasy adventure." School Library Journal

Review:

"Featuring adolescents initiated into a magical society invisible to unwitting 'mundanes,' the Children of the Lamp series nods vigorously to Harry Potter. The difference from many of its competitors, though, is the finesse with which it does so..." Booklist

Review:

"The story gets off to a slow start, but the humor is just right, the captivating world of the djinn is faultlessly depicted and expanded, and Kerr balances the resolution with enough uncertainties to draw readers back for the next installment." VOYA

About the Author

P. B. Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he developed a lifelong love of reading. Although the Children of the Lamp books are P. B. Kerr's first for children, he's well known as the thriller writer Philip Kerr, author of the Berlin Noir series, including, most recently, A QUIET FLAME; IF THE DEAD RISE NOT; A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION; GRIDIRON; THE SHOT; and many other acclaimed novels. Mr. Kerr lives in London with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439670210
Author:
Kerr, P. B.
Publisher:
Orchard Books (NY)
Author:
Kerr, Philip
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Children of the Lamp
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
February 1, 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 384 pages Orchard Books (NY) - English 9780439670210 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Solidly entertaining despite jokes that try a little too hard."
"Review" by , "This sequel to The Akhenaten Adventure stands completely on its own....This wild ride has suspense and action, exotic locations, magic, and evil villains — all of the elements necessary for a good fantasy adventure."
"Review" by , "Featuring adolescents initiated into a magical society invisible to unwitting 'mundanes,' the Children of the Lamp series nods vigorously to Harry Potter. The difference from many of its competitors, though, is the finesse with which it does so..."
"Review" by , "The story gets off to a slow start, but the humor is just right, the captivating world of the djinn is faultlessly depicted and expanded, and Kerr balances the resolution with enough uncertainties to draw readers back for the next installment."
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