Falcon of Abydos: Oracle of the Nile

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The shifting sands of the Sahara reveal a secret that could forever change the history of Egypt. Dr. Jack MacGregor and his family, fresh from adventures in the Caribbean and East Africa, arrive in Cairo and soon find themselves embroiled in a battle against evil men who possess an insane desire for power. From the insufferable heat of the Sahara Desert to the exotic underwater world of the Red Sea, parents Jack and Mavis and their teenage children, Chris, Heather, and Ryan, experience another series of dangerous adventures in this techno-thriller novel for middle readers.
ISBN: 9781589803275
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Series: MacGregor Family
Images: 25
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Richard Trout, an environmental biologist, consultant, and college professor, researches the details of his adventure tales to make them "meticulously accurate" and relishes the fieldwork involved. He dives the Cayman coral reef; he spends time with elephants. More importantly, he knows his young-adult readers. Mr. Trout spends countless hours in schools and libraries talking with young people about his stories and his travels, environmental issues, the pleasure of reading, and the craft of writing. He provokes lively discussions that engage his audiences and help him better understand their interests. Troutís Cayman Gold: Lost Treasure of Devils Grotto, the first novel in his MacGregor Family Adventure Series, was chosen by National Geographic as a JASON literature selection. The author spoke at the Washington, D.C. JASON Action Summit in July 2006 as part of JASONís Monster Storms curriculum. Troutís Czar of Alaska: The Cross of Charlemagne was selected as a 2006 finalist for the Teddy Award by the Writerís League of Texas. The title also earned him a finalist position for the Oklahoma Center of the Book Award in 2005. Trout has degrees in biology and natural science and teaches biological sciences at Oklahoma City Community College.
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