When I first started reading this book, I immediately thought Indiana Jones with a modern day twist. This fast paced adventure will engage your readers from ages 9 and above.
Jake Atlas and the Tomb if the Emerald Snake by Rob Lloyd Jones
Published by Walker Books
Date: 1 February 2017
It was meant to be a fun holiday, but before they even left the airport Jake was getting up to his usual tricks…
“Beneath the table, my leg began to twitch. I needed to move, needed to do something…Twenty-five minutes after I promised to stay out of trouble, I’d stuffed a tablet computer up my T-Shirt and was about to steal it from an airport shop.”
While there was tension due to Jake’s antics, his twin sister Pan (short for Pandora), his parents and himself still planned to have a stress free family holiday in Egypt. Unfortunately, most unexpectedly Jake and Pan’s parents disappear which calls for Jake and Pan to use all they know to find their parents.
Both Jake and Pan are interesting characters and have been written well by the author Rob Lloyd Jones. Jake, has an addiction to stealing and becomes Tomb robber and treasure hunter while learning to navigate his way across the Egyptian desert to save his parents. Pan, who tries to hide her intelligence for fear of being bullied shows her brother this side of her as they work alongside each other, despite finding it difficult to stop fighting with each other.
This book is a fun read and had me getting quite involved by all the twists and turns that are had by the Atlas family.
Thank you to Walker Books Australian for the opportunity to read and honestly review this book.