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The Long-Lost Map by Pierdomenico Baccalario
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Jan 21, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy-sf, reviewed, library-books, childrens
Read in January, 2008

This book was better than the first in the series. That one all felt like a gearing up to this one.

At the end of the last book, twins Julia and Jason, and their friend Rick found a magic boat that took them to ancient Egypt. That's where they are at the beginning of this book.

Very soon after they reach Egypt, Julia finds herself back at Argo Manor in the present, but Jason and Rick cannot get back. They find out Ulysses Moore, the previous owner of Argo Manor, had also been in ancient Egypt, and they search for a map that he left there. The only problem is that Oblivia Newton, Ulysses Moore's enemy is also in ancient Egypt, and looking for the same map, and if she finds it first, how will they get back?

At the same time, Manfred, Oblivia's henchman, is trying to break into Argo Manor, and only Julia and an ancient housekeeper can keep him out.

Okay. The plot is a little odd, but for adventurous escapism fiction, this book is about as appealing as potato chips...but just as well-rounded of meal. This book did have less puzzles, and more of a straightforward adventure plotline, but it worked better as a whole book than the first in the series does.
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