Pharaoh's Secret
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: December 31, 2010
  • Price: $6.26
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 1-61312-012-5
  • EAN: 9781613120125
  • Page Count: 320
  • Illustrations: 40 black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All
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Filled with intrigue, surprises, and the author’s original illustrations, this novel skillfully weaves history with a personal story full of heartache and family tensions that will entice and enthrall readers.

When Talibah and her younger brother, Adom, accompany their father to Egypt, they become involved in a mystery surrounding an ancient, lost pharaoh—a rare queen ruler. Someone has tried to make it appear as if she never existed! The queen needs Talibah to help her and her high priest, Senenmut, reclaim their rightful place in history.

Exotic locales, mysterious strangers, and a sinister archaeologist round out an adventure that is full of riddles, old tales, and, most surprisingly of all, a link to Talibah’s and Adom’s mother, who died mysteriously.

F&P level: W

About the author

Marissa Moss has written and illustrated more than forty books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series. She grew up in California and attended the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of the Arts. She lives with her family in Berkeley. Visit her online at