Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mrs. Ripp Reviews The Red Pyramid


So I promised the students that I would review the new book from the master behind the Lightning Thief series, Rick Riordan.  His first book The Red Pyramid, in what he is calling the Kane Chronicles starts out exciting and really does not slow down for more than a couple of pages.  In fact, my mother finally had to ask me which book I was reading since I was not hanging out with my family like I was supposed to.
For those people disappointed that the Lightning Thief series ended (which I certainly was) this is a new series to get into.  It is historically interesting, fun characters, and it once again invites its readers to participate.  This is an easy book to read even though it is long, but trust me it does not seem long once you start reading.  I highly recommend all of my 5th graders read this book if they love history mixed with a great story.
Here is Mr. Riordan’s synopsis of the book (copied from his website):
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled
the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them—Set—has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings
embark on a dangerous journey across the globe—a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has
existed since the time of the pharaohs.

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