Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
Illustrator: Yoko Tanaka
London, 1906: Theo, twelve, spends all her time at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities, where her father is the curator. When Theo's mother, an archaeologist, returns to London from a dig in Thebes, she brings back many artifacts, including an amulet known as the Heart of Egypt. The relic is priceless but also cursed with very dark magic that only Theo can see-or remove. But before Theo can exorcise it, the Heart of Egypt is stolen. Black-and-white drawings.
JLG Release: Jun 2007
Awards & Honors
Book Sense Children’s Picks – Summer 2007 | Booklis Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth | VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2007
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal
5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
Level 5.2; Points: 11;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.4; Points: 17;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Social Issue: Cult/Occult
Museums, Protection, Curses, Tests, Spirits, Egyptian gods, Nullifying curses, Suspicion, Mistakes, Feeling ignored, Parents, Pickpockets, Being followed, Politics, Egyptian burial objects, Unpleasant relatives, Amulets, Brothers, Thefts, Following a suspect, Germans, Attempted murders, Secret societies, Exchanging information, Keeping secrets, Famine, Plagues, Allies, Plans, Tasks, Manipulation, Escape, Stowing away, Discovery, Scorpions, Cairo, Egypt, Assistants, The Great Pyramids, Close calls, Illness, The Valley of the Kings, Tombs, Assailants, Traitors, Magic, Temptation, Completing a task, Rescue, Safety, Honor,