This delightful tale of a young girl on a quest to save her father kept me completely spellbound as I kept looking at each page, continually finding new details in the illustrations. We follow Marcy as she navigates the complicated world of ancient Egyptian gods and ventures into the mysterious realm of the Sphinx to find her father and bring him home. Good thing adventuring runs in the family!
Kids will love this exciting excavation of ancient Egyptian myths as they follow along with the clever Marcy on a quest to save her dad from the belly of the sphinx!
Many years have passed since the tale of Arthur and the Golden Rope, and Arthur is now a world-famous adventurer. If only his daughter Marcy shared his enthusiasm for exploration... Determined to bring out Marcy's adventurous side, Arthur sets off to Egypt to bring back the legendary Book of Thoth. When Arthur doesn't return, Marcy must follow in his footsteps. Can she overcome her fears and rescue her father from the clutches of the great Sphinx?
About the Author
Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and was taught to draw by his mother, who is also an illustrator. He studied at UWE Bristol, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. Stanton has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and Aquila magazine. His first picture book, Arthur and the Golden Rope, was published by Flying Eye Books in 2016.
"A wonderfully charming mixture of myth and fairy tale."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Todd-Stanton’s whimsical illustrations feature mazelike details chronicling Marcy’s quest throughout the book.”—School Library Journal
"The genial, gentle tone of this light exploration of Egyptian mythology is beautifully matched by Todd-Stanton’s gorgeous, jewel-toned artwork.” —Booklist