Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Scorpions of Zahir by Christin Brodien-Jones

Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she's always loved to look over his maps of far away exotic places. One day she'd be trekking through the deserts of Africa and China, discovering hidden treasures from lost tribes. But Zagora would never have guessed that her chance to prove herself would come so soon. Like most adventures, it starts with a mysterious letter. The question is, how will this adventure end?
Zagora's dreams of desert exploration are about to come true, but are she and her father and brother being followed? And will they ever make it back to civilization?

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 256
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 10

The Scorpions of Zahir is a great read for fans of myths and adventures in exotic places.  I really enjoyed reading this book and getting to know the main character, 11 year old Zagora Pym who's father is an archaeologist. She is adventuresome and brave!  The story follows Zagora across the Morrocan desert which was fun and different from anything else I have read lately. The Scorpions of Zahir offers readers a lot of excitement;  at times, the story is a little scary and I could feel my heart beating faster.  I caution readers who are afraid of scorpions or snake to read this book with care because there are lots of snakes and scorpions in the desert! I highly recommend this book for boys and girls 10 and up. Thank you to Delacorte Press for this exotic and exciting book.

This book hits shelves July of 2012! 

Happy reading!
Lily, age 10

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your cool review, Lily! I'm so glad you enjoyed "The Scorpions of Zahir"!
    All the best,
    Christine Brodien-Jones


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