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 is from Brighton and grew up drawing with his mum. He studied Illustration at University of the West of England, afterwards moving to London where he currently resides. His children’s book, The Secret of Black Rock, won the Waterstones picture book of the year prize in 2018 and since then he has written and illustrated seven books with Flying Eye Books.
NOMINATED FOR A RINGO AWARD IN BEST SINGLE ISSUE AND BEST PRESENTATION IN DESIGN CATEGORIES, WHILE AUTHOR JOE TODD-STANTON HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST COVER ARTIST AND BEST COLORIST
"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