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Cairo Jim in Search of Martenarten: A Tale of Archaeology, Adventure and Astonishment

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In the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, our hero Cairo Jim hunts for the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Martenarten. But the devious, treacherous Captain Neptune Bone is after the priceless treasure and it looks like the game is up when Bone captures Jim.
Paperback, 187 pages
Published June 5th 2006 by Walker, (first published 1991)
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May 04, 2011 Junior Reading Group rated it it was amazing
It was really good because i thought Cairo Jim nearly got killed by Captin Bonebut then Jocelyn Osgood saves the day.
Laura
Aug 25, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cairo Jim & Doris In Search Of Martenarten: A Tale Of Archaeology, Adventure & Astonishment is obviously about Cairo Jim, Doris and Brenda searching for the lost tomb of Marenaratan. The only problem is that there is also someone else searching and they will stop at nothing to find the tomb and claim it for themselves.

The story is written in a silly albeit will written style very suited to children. I still greatly enjoyed it however if you don’t like a bit of obvious silliness then you
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Nicole
May 20, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: reluctant readers;anyone with a warped sense of humour
Shelves: childrens-books
Such great fun - an archaeological adventure with Cairo Jim, Doris the Shakespeare quoting macaw, & Brenda the wonder camel. McSkimming has an obvious love of the incongruous, an eye for offbeat detail, a love for literature (intertextuality+) and a writing style that varies between amusing and downright hilarious. I wish I had read this twenty years ago when It was first recommended to me.
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Geoffrey McSkimming is the author of both the Cairo Jim and Joscelyn Osgood series, featuring an archaeologist and his flight attendant friend. Geoffrey's verse has been published in the NSW and Victorian School Magazines. He is currently working on a stage adaptation of Cairo Jim on the Trail to ChaCha Muchos (in conjunction with St Martins: THe Victorian Centre for Youth Arts), and a new Jocelyn ...more
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