Synopses & Reviews
Atlantis:The Search for the Lost City by Mary-Jane Knight, illustrated by Philip Chidlow
Readers get caught up in the adventure when a state-of-the-art 19th century submarine sets out on a quest to find the legendary lost city of Atlantis. When danger strikes, a young stowaway comes to their rescue. Readers must follow each clue as the story unfolds, and decode a series of puzzles using the enclosed code wheel. Along the way, they will uncover the history of marine technology & navigation, ancient map-making, and the many fascinating theories behind the mythology of Atlantis.
Holly Newton's Book Newsis a collaboration that is ingenious as the reader must solve clues along the way as a 19th century submarine sets out to discover the lost city of Atlantis deep in the ocean. BooklistPraise for Hieroglyphs[Codequest] offer[s] a significant information about hieroglyphs. . . The attractive format features eye-catching glossy illustrations and is full of everything from notes to translate to information about cat worship. . . . Those with an interest in ancient Egypt will be intrigued . . . This is also a great choice for classrooms studying the period, as groups could solve the puzzles together.
About the Author
Sean Callery is a writer and primary-school teacher. He has written a number of information books for publishers such as HarperCollins and Which?, as well as musicals and educational articles.